Although Emily suffers from epileptic seizures she is very strong and has been caring for her dying mother since she was fourteen. Has pent-up anger and hatred toward her sister for running away from home, forcing her to give up on her ballet dreams. The anger and hatred explodes from her when she sees her sister again. Her journey takes her from hatred to forgiveness---and to finally love the sister she has despised for years.
Riley runs away from home after the death of her father. She blames her mother for her dad's death so has not had contact with her mom or sister for years. Desperate to make it in Nashville she allows bad relationships to forward her career. Her journey changes her from self-centered and destructive to selfless and kind---and finally sacrifice.