While the setting of her Caribbean beach village seems picture-perfect, América's life is anything but peaceful. When their daughter runs away, América's abusive lover unleashes his rage against her. Leaving everything behind, América escapes to New York City hoping for a new life. There she works as a nanny for a wealthy family during the day and at night at a laundromat. She befriends three other nannies and with their help and support from relatives in the Bronx, América is determined to bring her daughter back to her. However, when her past comes back to haunt her, América must confront it to protect her dream. In Spanish with English subtitles.