When Ellen wakes up and finds herself in a beautiful yet unfamiliar place, she fights the natural tendency to panic for fear of making matters worse. It turns out that one hundred women have been kidnapped and told in a general assembly that they have been chosen for an intervention that will bring self-awareness and growth that they could never receive elsewhere. Ellen, the story's heroine, is totally incensed when she learns that the main focus of the intervention is the troubled relationships involving the women and their adult children. Initially, she assumes that there has to be some mistake because both her children are extremely successful and completely devoted to her. In spite of the chaos on their first day and the mystery surrounding the place, Ellen and eighty-seven other "guests" choose to stay when they have the opportunity to return home and avoid the intervention. In the process of becoming wise beyond her dreams, each woman comes face to face with a beautiful friend she never knew she had as well as with the common enemy of mankind.