Hattie Marshall, a young girl from the Texas countryside, is just getting used to having a room of her own when, surprisingly, her sister returns home in tears a month after her wedding. Worn out by a meddling mother-in-law, Rosalie is determined to move back home, and Hattie has a strong mind not to share her room again.
As her father is moving Rosalie, Hattie is hatching a plan to reunite the estranged couple and once again have her own room. Determined to escape her problems at home, Hattie and her friend, Eric, venture into the forest to their favorite fishing spot and spend a quiet afternoon at the pond. The sky grew dark and the weather worsened as a streak of lightning hit nearby and started a forest fire. Hattie and Eric escape the inferno and warn their family as it spreads closer to their homes.
Dealing with issues ranging from sibling rivalry to jealousy, Hattie learns a great deal about relationships and transforms from selfish to selfless.