Trish Kelly Adams is a tough, stubborn daughter of Irish farmers in northern Minnesota. She loses her mother young and nursed her father till death, with the help of an American Indian couple who were farming partners of her parents. Growing up near a reservation and eventually living with the Lakota couple, she learns what it means to belong to a family. Being hardworking and doing things for others became a way of life. Trish spent college years in Minneapolis for trauma-nurse training. All that training was needed so she could handle what life was going to throw at her.
Mourning her best friend’s death, Trish takes on her friend’ family; it doesn’t go well. Little did she know she would deal with alcoholism, drug addiction, PTSD, ailing parents, kidnapping, death threats, and being in protective custody that felt more like captivity. Will life ever get easy for her?