It's 1938 and England is about to enter its greatest hour of peril.
On a beautiful spring day, three young students meet on the banks of the Cam River in back of Cambridge University.
Ashley, the daughter of a local family, soon falls in love with the two engaging young men she meets that day.
Roger, an Englishman she will eventually marry, is lost in the early air battles of the war.
Gary, an American, she realizes later in the war, is her true love. But then there is a secret she must carry to her deathbed.
Rebecca, her daughter, is destined to find Gary after the war and reveal Ashley's long held secret.
In a surprising and unexpected conclusion, Rebecca will decide how this tragic but beautiful love story will end.