The time was 1943 when 13 year old Sara could not stay another day in poor surroundings, the one room schoolhouse where they made fun of her flour sack dress. She knew there was a better life out there. Sara stepped off the bus in the small river town with $5.00 in her purse and the address of her sister. As she began to walk down the street she sees a sign that says White Hat Diner. She went in for food and got a job but never realized what extraordinary set of events would begin to unfold. She meets a soldier and falls in love. Her heart gets broken. She has a secret that she carries in her heart for many years. She marries a wonderful man. She and her baby, Molly, have a wonderful life together with Mr. Preston all the time keeping her secret.