World War II is finally over, and Dovie Grant is thrilled that her loved ones are finally coming home. As Dovie's longtime love, Gabe Pearce, and her adoptive son, Elmer Brewer, return home, the family is overjoyed. The happiness of their reunion is cut short when the news that Dovie's son-in-law, Evalyn's husband, Robert, is missing in action.
Even with Robert MIA, there is a ray of light when the Brewer's long lost sister, Ellie, arrives in their hometown, Knollwood, TX. With little information regarding her troubled past, Dovie takes Ellie home to Quail Crossings without hesitation, hoping to start the healing process for the young girl who now refuses to speak.
As Ellie deals with a lifetime of abuse, Elmer adjusts to life off the battlefield, and Evalyn aches for her lost love. Dovie is quickly realizing that the Germans may have surrendered, but the battle at home is just beginning.