Guillermina Georgina Andrew-Connor was born and raised into a world where manners and moral codes dictated how the individual would act, and in some cases even think. She was expected to sacrifice her desires and opinions in order not to upset the established order of things. In this story, she uses her memories as a lens of consciousness through which to see life. Through her leadership in spiritual things, Guillermina's family learned that God is sovereign in times of trouble. Guillermina Connor's brilliant use of realism makes this a timeless story of love for her family. Her strong faith and simple approach is a realistic view of the Hispanic culture.