Jasmine Yang arrives in New York City from her rural Chinese village without money or family support, fleeing a controlling husband, on a desperate search for the daughter who was taken from her at birthâ€”another female casualty of Chinaâ€™s controversial One Child Policy. But with her husband on her trail, the clock is ticking, and sheâ€™s forced to make increasingly risky decisions if she ever hopes to be reunited with her daughter.
Meanwhile, publishing executive Rebecca Whitney seems to have it all: a prestigious family name and the wealth that comes with it, a high-powered career, a beautiful home, a handsome husband, and an adopted Chinese daughter she adores. Sheâ€™s even hired a nanny to help her balance the demands of being a working wife and mother. But when an industry scandal threatens to jeopardize not only Rebeccaâ€™s job but her marriage, this perfect world begins to crumble and her role in her own family is called into question.