Sarah looks her age and is therefore not allowed to drink or own property legally yet manages to do both with unexpected results. Adopting a sweet smile and angelic demeanor, she studies people in order to please them at the same time she is conning them. She usually succeeds in doing so. As the perfect employee, she flatters her bosses and her landlord while quietly cheating both as she accumulates seed money to become financially independent. Possible enemies along her path meet with strange disasters, never dreaming that sweet Sarah is behind their misfortunes. She is street savvy but out of her depth in emotional relationships, especially with handsome men. Through an unexpected friendship with an exotic dancer, Ann, and an uncertain alliance with a clever accounting firm manager, Beverly, Sarah strengthens her resolve to be something when she grows up, even though she is not sure what that something may be. Sarah never completely lets her guard down with friends, lovers, or employers because she nourishes a deeply held secret that holds the key to her financial success. That secret is perilously close to being revealed, and the Savannah Girl might go to prison for it—as an inmate, not a visitor.