The war is over and Katharine, supported by her family, gradually comes to terms with the death of her husband.
Through her father she meets Theo and they fall deeply in love. But could she really marry a former German officer considering her first husband’s brutal end? While agonising over this impossible dilemma Katharine is introduced to Maxime, an aloof young Frenchman whom she originally hopes never to meet again.
It is after she discovers the truth behind the closely guarded family secret surrounding the beautiful and mysterious Elisabeth that Katharine at last finds faith, which brings the healing she so sorely needs. She is finally able to bury the past and then find true love and live again.