One night, at the end of a tragic year, Francine Rose Reed makes her yearly pilgrimage to the family cemetery to visit her deceased father's grave. While there, she has an unexpected visit from her heavenly father, God. During that nightly visitation she gets to do what others only dream about; to ask God anything she wants, and does she ever have a lot to ask him!
Their open,and often poignant,conversation threads throughout the telling of the past year's events. With concern over her mentally ill twin brother, who's been the sole caretaker of their overbearing mother, to the tending of her chronically ill husband, along with fighting her own tobacco addiction, Fran has a plate full of worry and a heart filled with questions.
The answers God gives her are sometimes painful and funny, but all of them lead her to the understanding that, while some doors close, others open, and with them, new opportunities and relationships. She also learns that there is a God and he not only cares and demonstrates generosity, but eagerly waits at the end of the road with arms wide open.