This is the story of a girl named Hope, a girl whose mother left her with only two things: her flair for waitressing and her name, Tulip. But how her mother could ever look at a wrinkled little baby and think Tulip is beyond her. Not that any of that matters. She changed her name to Hope and is leaving with her aunt to Wisconsin, to work in a restaurant. Soon Hope gets caught up in the happenings of their small town, making friends, and realizing that good triumphs the bad. And when things get bad, people can always use a little Hope.