ROBIN and DESIREE (DESI) meet in small town Louisiana as they’re about to begin High School.
DESIREE (DESI) doesn’t want to leave her Daddy or her home in Albuquerque, but she needs her lively, colorful Mama, SUNNY, to be happy. So if Sunny insists that Desi’s new stepdad is divine and moving to Louisiana will be an adventure, who is she to argue?
ROBIN has lived in Shady Gully, Louisiana her whole life. All she really wants is to be popular. And skinny. She also wants her mother, MABEL to stop talking about Jesus all the time. And if her two annoying brothers, aka the miscreants, would disappear that would be an added bonus. When the new girl is introduced in class, Robin hates her on sight.
Yet fate draws these two alienated girls to one another, and together they become a force strong enough to overcome mean girls, weight hang-ups, and difficult family dynamics.
While Desi grows in popularity, Robin is happy to ride her coattails, but after high school Robin longs to find her own identity. She leaves Shady Gully in search of wealth and esteem while Desi stays behind, finding comfort and steadiness in small-town life.
As Desi and Robin marry and raise families of their own, their friendship withstands the test of time, but childhood wounds and deep-rooted anxieties linger. When rumor and a shocking betrayal ignite old insecurities, the layers of their friendship begin to unravel.
Just when it seems Desi and Robin have lost everything, the truth brings them full circle … to Desi’s long buried trauma, and to Robin’s doomed and obsessive quest for perfection.
In their brokenness they come to realize that there is only one true way to fill the emptiness inside, to quiet the lies—and to ultimately become…fearless.
A provocative story of friendship set in the south...think Steel Magnolias meets Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood—with a powerful Christian theme.
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