When Anna’s mother lies dying, Anna learns that her beloved Aunt Rose betrayed both her and her mother in the worst way. Now an acutely mistrustful adult, Anna suffers yet another betrayal, at the hands of her lover. Looking for an escape, Anna returns home. Although Rose has struggled for twenty years to regain Anna’s trust, Anna's feelings are as frosty as ever. And Anna is so dead-set on leaving, she fails to recognize true love, even as it reaches up to grab her by the heart.