After months of hiding in the attic of the Mannerheim’s Berlin flat, the Caslav family knew the time had come for them to risk the dangers of escape. Deciding to split up in the hope that two smaller groups will attract less attention, Luke and Mary Caslav make the decision to entrust their eldest daughter, Ruth, to the safe keeping of Luke’s brother and his wife, whilst keeping their two younger children with them.
Their decision leads to Ruth’s escape to a new life in England, while her parents and siblings suffer life in concentration camps.
Now a woman of 27, Ruth lives in Hampstead. The untimely death of her boss on the eve of an important business meeting thrusts her into the position of temporary Head of Department. Sent to handle the meeting alone, she meets the impressive figure of Friedrich Mannerheim - the dynamic young German businessman whose company has made its first acquisition in the U.K.
Ruth and Friedrich find themselves falling in love, but it is a love that causes family division; a love that uncovers the past. It’s a past she thought lost to her forever, but it could cost her everything.