Jane Ann Eckermann is a senior in college looking forward to graduate school when she finds herself pregnant and alone. Both the baby's father and her parents have abandoned her. As she sits in her car with everything she owns inside, Jane Ann pours her heart out to God while fervently praying for answers. Moments later, her kindly pastor knocks on the car window and offers her a solution. After the Taylors, parents of her friend who died in childhood, invite Jane Ann to stay in their garage apartment, she must attempt to move forward with her life. Helped by many kindly strangers that include a fellow student, a professor, and a college dean, Jane Ann lands a job, makes friends, and discovers a new kind of independence. But what will she do about the tiny baby growing inside her, the love that eventually finds her, and her long-held dream? Jacob is the inspirational story of a determined Christian college student who refuses to give up on her dream in the face of life's unexpected surprises and hardships.