When communism fell in Central Europe in 1989, Gabriela was devastated. Everything her entire life was built upon proved to be a lie. Who was she to trust? Where was she to go? She didn't even know what was real anymore. The shock of her world turned upside down as a young, impressionable teenager catapulted her on a journey of exploration. On the outside, she lived a life of spontaneity and adventure which led her to America, and a whirlwind storybook romance. On the inside her true journey to freedom was only beginning!