In Colorado, history professor Krista Mueller awaits news of her mother's death. It has been more than a decade since Alzheimer's disease first claimed a part of Charlotte Mueller's mind and memories. But Krista cannot forget the pain of her childhood. Nor can she face the dying woman who has-despite Krista's desperate attempts to gain her love-always been far beyond her daughter's reach.
Then a call from New Mexico launches Krista on a dramatic journey of discovery-a journey that helps her being to finally understand her estranged mother and allow the lost love of her youth back into her life. But Krista struggles to seize her final opportunity for forgiveness-and love-even when she knows that such a step is not for her mother's sake any longer but for her own.