When World War II starts, Ginny's village volunteers to offer the children of London temporary homes to keep them safe from the bombs. It is then that Ginny meets Alistair and Melissa. Alistair lives with Ginny's family, while Melissa gets to live in a mansion with the rich lady of the village. Alistair and Ginny become very close, but Melissa stays to herself and doesn't befriend any of the children in the village. It is there that Melissa's talent for singing is discovered. When they are older, Melissa pursues her career, and Alistair and Ginny marry and move to Italy so that Alistair can work in a mental clinic.
In Italy, Ginny and Alistair cross paths with Melissa, who has become a famous opera star. Alistair falls in love with Melissa, and leaves Ginny for her. Ginny is heartbroken over the betrayal of her husband and supposed friend. Remarkably, she stays sweet and loving and actually forgives them for the hurt they have caused her. Ginny even finds another love: a famous orchestra conductor who is married to an obsessed woman who is also mentally ill.
This report prepared by Marie Morris