In this sequel to Circles of Stone, former international supermodel Natalia Edgerly has relocated from the United States to Lima, Peru. She now supports and works in the same orphanage from which she was adopted as an infant. Natalia experiences a maternal awakening when ten-year-old Marisol Lagos is abandoned at the orphanage gate. She nurtures and mentors the child and plans to fund her education in the U.S. Natalia's dream for Marisol's future is shattered when the girl's mother, a rebel leader intent on revolution, resurfaces and demands the return of her daughter. This sets in motion a series of tragic events the reader will ponder long after turning the final page.