A young couple meet during the Great Depression, coping with poverty and hunger. They are among the generation that must survive and overcome the turmoil of a world at war. A story of family tragedy, love and war, sacrifice and duty shared in memories of times gone by.
Is there a difference between loving someone and being in love? Mariah must search her heart and mind to learn the answer of that age-old question.
Mariah Smith is a young girl struggling to survive during the end of the Great Depression and onset of World War II in Camden, New Jersey. The oldest child of five, Mariah had to grow up fast when her father abandoned them; leaving her mother to feed and clothe her children with mere pennies. As she copes with poverty and fights to create a better life, Mariah is torn between her love for two brothers, Johnny and Will Bateman.
Johnny’s rugged good looks and outgoing ways attract Mariah like a moth to a candle flame. His flattering attention sweeps her off her feet; laying his claim to her. Until she meets Wilhelm. Will is serious and sensitive, a soul mate matching Mariah’s own shy nature. She is drawn to the handsome boy with his kindred spirit.
How can she choose between them? Does she have the right?