The seemingly normal life of a wealthy Michigan teen is suddenly shattered with the imprisonment of his father and death of his mother. Building a new life on his own with only a married sister as family leads to emotional ups and downs as Andy Newland faces the challenges of life. Andy and his college roommate, Jason Anderson, form a bond stronger than brothers, coming to rely on each other for friendship and support throughout. As their lives and careers grow around Rochester, Michigan, the one constant is a deep commitment to their friendship. This heartwarming tale of the relationships of family and friends emphasises the need to share our lives with others.