Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been friends since kindergarden and one of them will become the President of the United States. The story follows each of the girls as they deal with their own struggles through their last year of high school.
Harley has dreamed of joining the circus as trapeze artist, but her parents, who own a circus, want her to go to college because they think she will be limiting herself if she commits to her dream. Tired of having them ignore her feelings, she runs away to join a rival circus. However, the price of her entry into this new troupe is betraying her family. When things don't go as she excepts, she has to face her dreams and the people she hurt.
All Ever wants to do is dance, but her parents have pushed her into becoming a doctor her whole life. For the summer, they force her to go to Taiwan for a summer program, infamously called Loveboat. When she arrives, she realizes that since her parents are on the other side of the world, she doesn't have to follow their strict rules, at least for the summer.
After husband left three years ago, Amy has been struggling to make ends meet for her two kids. She finally has everything under control when her husband shows up and wants to spend the summer with the kids. Kid-free for the first time in years, Amy goes to New York City to see what she has been missing out on.
Emma marries her high school sweetheart Jeese, but on their first wedding anniversary, he goes missing in a helicopter crash. He is presumed dead, so Emma must move on. A few years in the future, she has reconnected with her high school acquaintance Sam, and has made a new life for herself. Just months away from her and Sam's wedding, she gets a call that Jesse is still alive and is coming back to her.
Laurie is on the bus home from a long day at work when she meets eyes with a man on the street. It is only for a few seconds, but it makes an impression on her. She spends the whole next year trying to find her mysterious bus boy, only to finally meet him when her best friend Sarah introduces him as her new boyfriend. From there, Laurie, Sarah, and Jack are woven into each other's lives.
Synopsis: After a whirlwind romance, Elsie and Ben are married. Just nine days after their wedding, Ben is killed in an accident and Elsie must deal with not only her grief, but dealing with Ben's mother, who she never met, and justifying her pain to people who think she didn't know Ben long enough.