Jane Moorehead is hired to care for Henry Ryerson's ailing wife, Francesca. The two women soon become close friends.
But during the hardship of Francesca's declining health, Henry soon falls in love with Jane.
But one question haunts Henry: does Jane feel the same way about him? Her friendship with Francesca is fractured when Francesca finds out about Henry's betrayal.
With nowhere else to go, Jane must bear the brunt of Francesca's hatred.
As Francesca's morality declines, she obsesses over the extent of the betrayal.
Has her friend truly betrayed her? Does Jane love Henry? When Henry's friend, Maxwell proposes he and Jane marry out of convenience, she accepts his offer.
But he never expected to fall in love with Jane.
But Maxwell's heart is broken when he discovers Jane doesn't feel the same way about him. Two questions wear him down: will Jane ever love him or is Jane in love with Henry?
But does he really want to know? Will he be able to bear the truth when he finds out? Jane won't be able to hide the truth forever. When the three conspire against her and demand an answer, she'll have to admit the painful secret.