Welcome Marie O'Neal is finally starting to enjoy her 15th year and can't wait to turn 16.She meets Nicholas Canton and, though her parents don't approve, the two start dating.Soon Welcome is head over heels in love and she can't believe it won't last forever.But the romance ends with the summer and when things fall apart, Welcome finds herself confused, heartbroken, and...in trouble.There aren't many people Welcome can turn to for help or advice in her small Southern town in 1955, especially not in her "perfect" family.The decisions Welcome has to make will change her life forever.