In his 15 years of life Cy Walker has seen it all. From being on his own to working his way up the ladder of his Chicago Gang...there's nothing he can't do. However when he's arrested during a police raid, and fostered by a wealthy family he finds his greatest challenge has just begun. (Note: even though this is book 3, no prior knowledge is required)
Nathan Underwood is an upper middle class boy who loves gardening, it’s his life’s work, but in the flower beds of Matt and Andy’s Highgate home, he encounters Justin Macavoy, street kid and petty criminal on day release. The shock of it means that neither boy will be the same ever again.
Josh is a widower whose children have grown and moved away. He’s alone in a huge house, so when a friend suggests he should take in children in need. After thinking this over, he decides to take in boys, especially gay boys. This is the story about how it happens, but will it end happily?
The Currie family continues to grow and Josh decides to have his new sons vacation with his biological children, so they can get acquainted. Shortly after they return home, Josh learns that the local paper and two national magazines have written articles about them. Does this make their lives better or worse?
The Curries go on vacation, once in the US and then to England. On the US trip, they pick up a run-away, but leave him with friends in Texas while they are in England. In the U.K., they meet a family that has come together in a similar way as their own. Will they be able to reunite the boy with his family when they get back or end up taking him in?
Josh takes back a boy he’d previously had removed from his home, but is willing to give him a second chance. Josh also takes in another new boy, as well as discovering one of his other sons has a unique gift, which turns out to be a precursor to the family’s first major setback. Is it something that will destroy their current life?
As Josh recovers, some of the older boys pitch in to help out, so they won’t be split up. After 9/11, Josh comes to the rescue of a boy whose parents died that day. He also has to deal with a biological mother who is trying to regain custody by claiming Josh is unfit. Which way will the court rule?
Ricky is an exchange student in Australia for a year. The family the Curries met in England comes to visit them in the US. That fall, Josh learns one of the boys has been diagnosed with Leukemia and together they battle this disease. Will Josh’s help be enough?