Max and Monica are polar opposites, at least on the outside, in this story by Allison Pittman. Monica was set apart from her family at too young of an age. She jumped into the flapper and speakeasy scene at a tender age. Probably for survival and certainly to mask her loneliness, Monica flirts, drinks and parties without regard to the impact on her own soul and the people in her path that it might hurt. Max seems a serious man who is a bit too solitary for his own sake. Responsible and willing, Max steps into the newspaper business left to him by his deceased uncle. Monica writes for the paper and their lives become entwined. Our hero, Max, is a man of God who realizes that any relationship with Monica will not work unless she, too, has belief in her God-given value. Cheer for them both as these lost souls find their way.