IN A MOTHER’S ARMS is about the lives of three women, Laura, the matriarch, Rose, her rebellious daughter, and Cari her granddaughter, their trials and triumphs as women and mothers in the first half of the tumultuous twentieth century. LAURA Laura’s life begins in Hungary, with the brutal murder of her mother. Left motherless, and unaccustomed to the love of family, she has a burning desire to change her life. On the cusp of the twentieth century, Laura immigrates to America. She marries Sol Silberman, a Jewish Polish immigrant, joining him in the struggle to achieve the American dream. Wanting to avoid another pregnancy, Laura decides to deny Sol access to her body. Their marriage is threatened until Laura discovers the meaning of love. ROSE Laura’s tempestuous daughter, Rose, longs to be a liberated, modern woman. Her family’s values and beliefs are tossed away when she develops a passion for Latin dancing and a forbidden, Latin lover. She learns her misbehavior has life-changing consequences when she discovers she is pregnant. CARI Cari sees herself as her parent’s mistake and suffers from their tempestuous relationship. Her mother’s self-absorption and her father’s neglect leave her lonely and fearful.