Beth, having been given one last chance to keep her job, is transferred to a small town where she is taken under the wing of Rose, the local mystic. An older woman, Rose is believed to have the power to change lives through her biblical storytelling. Each evening, over the course of weeks, Rose prepares a light supper for Beth, which is followed by the telling of a chapter in the life of the matriarch Rebekah. Beth's will slowly changes as her personality is transformed. Workmates befriend her; she finds a place and prospective husband in Rose's church; and her dedication and production at work puts her up as a candidate for employee of the year. Finally, Beth finds the courage to reconcile her past differences with her mother.