Elizabeth Sheridan begins her second summer with her adoptive family with high hopes, anticipating long days at the beach, but it looks like there might be stormy weather. Adam, the oldest cousin, is withdrawn and angry. Elizabeth is afraid of the ocean. And even Grandma, the strong-as-iron matriarch, is troubled.
Elizabeth is the newest member of the big and boisterous Sheridan family. They try to make her feel at home, but Elizabeth knows from previous experience in foster homes that one day she’ll be sent away. Now all the Sheridan kids are headed to the beach for a vacation at their grandmother’s house. Will Elizabeth’s attitude ruin everyone’s vacation?