It’s 1953 and newlyweds Tom and Netty think they are going on a honeymoon trip back to his home in Lexington, Virginia. The problem is neither of them knows who the other is. Getting married two weeks after meeting may not be an auspicious beginning, and, in the three months since they hadn’t learned much more than the basics.
Tom’s bride hides many secrets. He thinks she’s eighteen. She’s not. What she is, is an innocent, an artist, and an orphan, trying to survive under tough circumstances. Netty doesn’t know his secrets, either, and won’t until he discovers them for himself.
The story of becoming committed to a marriage (or not) after the nuptials, is a common one, and to some extent, one every marriage goes through. On their trip home, Netty and Tom have to traverse more than the usual distances between two people, and they do it with humor, anger, fear, and love.