Receiving a letter sent to the wrong address, Phoebe sends it to the return address with a letter of her own attached. From there Phoebe and Jalon become, more or less, pen pals. It doesn't take long before they become more than that. They talk about meeting in person, but something always comes up. Jalon becomes impatient, and decides to go visit Phoebe.
Phoebe and her son, Malachi, live with her old maiden aunt, who is very bossy and tries to run everyone's life for them. When Jalon arrives at Aunt Bertha's house unannounced, everything gets way out of control. Especially since Aunt Bertha has no idea that Phoebe was writing to Jalon. Aunt Bertha throws Phoebe and Malachi out of the house, saying how sinful Phoebe is.
With no place else to go, Phoebe and Malachi go home with Jalon. In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something or Someone, bigger than either of them could ever pen.