A newly married young couple decides to take a Detour in life, from fast-paced Chicago to a small town in central South Dakota. On a year-long journey, with a cast of unique characters, they come to discover one of the basic tenets of living: the more you give, the greater the rewards you receive in return.
This heartwarming novel is set in rural South Dakota, on the banks of the Missouri River. As the couple takes on the role of houseparents at St. Joseph's Indian School, their lives are changed forever. Their students, coworkers and new friends open their eyes – and their hearts – to love, loss, and what it really means to serve others. Without them recognizing it, the couple's struggles lead them to understand where they belong.
Loosely based on true events, see how a little faith ends up teaching two people the true meaning of Home.