As a young girl in India, beautiful Susanna Pleydell first realized that she had a gift for soothing the sick and injured. But a meeting between Susanna and the dashing Aubrey St. Clare changes Susanna's plans for a lifetime of 19th century medicine. When the newly married couple returns to London, however, Susanna finds that her new husband has a weakness for opium . Aubrey's very close association with Dr. Damien Adair also gives Susanna reason to worry. When tragedy stikes, Susanna blames Damien even as she leaves London to join Florence Nightingale in the Crimea, but cannot escape her thoughts and dreams of Damien.
This report prepared by Amy Beth