So many parts of Ginger Montgomery's life satisfy her. Her husband, Jackson, is a strong black man whose powerful sense of self and intoxicating sexuality hold her enthralled. Her lucrative auto factory job has brought her a spectacular home in Detroit and a promising future for her four lively children. Yet Ginger can no longer ignore the restlessness deep within her soul - the education she put aside, the goals she never quite attained, the dreams she deferred to help those who depended on her the most. It's time she realized her own talents and identity through the challenges of the white-collar world just within her grasp. But Ginger soon finds there is no leaving behind the pain and insecurities of the past... or the family ties that seem to strengthen and limit her all at once. And she soon discovers that her love for Jackson - whose jealousy and controlling nature threaten far more than her dreams - may be a heartbreaking illusion that no amount of passion can sustain. Knowing everything she cherishes is at stake, Ginger must chart the farthest limits of responsibility, ambition, and love - and perhaps find a fulfillment only the hardest of choices can bring.