A secret love that will haunt a family for ever England 1918.
Lady Helen believes her parents when they say she will never find a better husband than Richard, but when he returns to the Front, she begins to wonder just who it is she has married.
His letters home are cold and distant - and Helen realises that she has made a terrible mistake.
Then Oliver Donovan enters her life and they begin an affair that leaves Helen pregnant and alone - she is forced to surrender her precious baby.
Over twenty years pass and a second war is ravaging Europe, but that is not the only echo of the past to haunt the present.
Laura Drummond is caught in a tragic love affair of her own and when she is forced to leave London during the Blitz, she turns to the mother she never knew.