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When tropical storm Allison hits Houston's historic black community, Camille and Max Granville nearly lose their home and their restaurant, Vendora. Without flood insurance, the Granvilles' bills quickly pile up and their savings dwindle. Desperate to save everything for which they have worked so hard, Max takes a risk that miraculously pays off - until tragedy strikes again. Now Camille's alone to regain Vendora and deal with a rebellious daughter who blames her for her father's death - unless she can find out exactly what happened during Max's final moments.