For Anthea Gordon, life went along in a tranquil, unhurried manner as she devotedly worked with her father at his plan nursery in the rural English countryside. Everyone expected that she and her childhood sweetheart, Mark Latham, would someday marry. After all, they had always been together.
But suddenly Anthea's world was shattered, and absolutely nothing turned out as expected. Faced with the prospect of establishing a new life for herself, Anthea wondered where she would find work and where she would live. And especially, she wondered if calm could ever be found in the midst of the chaos surrounding her.