The Willow Tree is about a young girl, raised by Christian parents, whose name is Bette Jean, but is called BJ. She lives in a fictitious town called Bluesvilles, Tennessee. The story is narrated by her at a very low point in her life. She goes to college in New York, obtains a well paying job, marries well and life is very good. The past, however, comes back with a vengeance, possibly changing her life forever. She learns many lessons but the most important one is, no matter how high you go up in society, or how low to the bottom you go, there is a Sovereign Lord who is a sure anchor, any time or any place. Your parents can t promise to be there for eternity. Your friends may not be with you when you re crying in the midnight hour. Associates may turn against you at a moments notice, but Our Sovereign Lord is always there. "