Alma has been through a lot in her life but she knows it is coming to an end. Her only worry is for her great granddaughter, Carrie, whom she raised. She wants Carrie to know happiness and love even if it means taking a risk.
Alma instructs Carrie to read her diary. Carrie starts to understand things about this incredible woman that made her the strong person she is today. In the diary, Carrie is surprised to find that her great grandmother was sold to a brothel and worked as a prostitute during the Great Depression. It is a story of sex, love, heartbreak, and loss. It is a story that will help Carrie deal with the most terrible blow of all, losing her great grandmother.