A beautiful Frenchwoman and a brilliant American actor — their love began like a fairy tale but ended in tragedy. Suddenly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated. Megan, the baby, adopted by a family of comfortable means, becomes a doctor in the rural South. Alexandra, raised in lavish wealth, marries a powerful man whose pride is in his pedigree. Only Hillary, oldest of the Walker children, is cut off from every loving source.