Fate throws them together - a disastrous flood, an isolated stone house, a handsome and successful surgeon, and a lovely young girl. He saves her life - and steals her heart - as the floodwaters advance on their little refuge.
When the waters finally recede, Celia knows that dashing Guy Denver is her life's only love. And Guy - though married to a woman who will never set him free - returns her passion, but his sense of honour will not let him speak.
Will the sweets of sorrow soon turn to bitterness... or love fulfilled?