Distracted by years of abuse and racial bigotry, Renee Toliver emerges from her ashes to find happiness miles away from her family farm and the dark secrets that have been kept hidden in a barn. But when Renee finds solace in her new friends, friends her father would never approve of, will she cower under his lies or rise like the Phoenix she is? Soon enough, Renee finds that it is true that the forbidden fruit is always the sweetest and resisting temptation isn't in the cards for her. If only the Oracle could have shown her the dangers of engaging with jealous men. As lies unravel and careers end abruptly, Renee is forced to face the truth of her actions and the devastation it promises to bring.