It it told in alternating points of view. It is raw, real and eye opening. Ivy is a young teenage girl, who lives and works on a tobacco farm and Jane is a newly married, fresh out of college young woman who has just become a social worker.
Jane wants to make a difference and is fighting for what is right and Ivy is one of her clients. Jane becomes emotionally involved with Ivy and her family and this results in a variety of issues for her, in her marriage and work environment.
Ivy's family is poor and plagued by secrets and as the secrets surface to life, problems arise making a difficult life unbearably hard. Jane is forced to make a choice that goes against what she believes and she will do what's necessary to make things "right".
Expect an emotionally charged read, full of wonderfully created complex characters. This is a book will haunt you. One you will share and recommend to others.