15-year-old Sydney Foster (Brittney Wilson Life Unexpected) is a troubled teen from a broken home heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a bout of alcohol poisoning her volatile behavior has finally reached a breaking point. Sydney is sent to spend the summer with her father (Paul McGillion Stargate: Atlantis) who hopes to reconnect with her and introduce her to his new wife Emma (Melora Hardin the Office). at first Sydney lashes out feeling abandoned yet again - missing her boyfriend and her city life. But she slowly forms new relationships with those around her - including a local girl whose mother is dying of cancer - and begins to turn her attitude around. She unexpectedly finds herself connecting with her new stepmother who is nervously expecting her first child. It is this relationship with her stepmother and the birth of the new baby that finally heals the wounds left by her parent's bitter divorce.