Scarlett Chen is single, pregnant and recently arrived in California from China. Her ex boss, who is the father of her child, has sent her to a home for unwed Chinese mothers in Los Angeles. She learns weeks before giving birth that the owner of the home plans on taking her child and giving it to the baby’s father who is back in China. Scarlett escapes with a pregnant teenager named Daisy. They drive to San Francisco where they both give birth and Scarlett finds employment and dodges detectives and officials who she feels want to take her baby away from her.
A River of Stars didn’t excite me. I never felt totally involved in Scarlett and Daisy’s adventures possibly because some of their circumstances were not believable.