In the late nineteenth century, after disease and
circumstance have left her alone in the world, Mary Rourke believes she is
predestined to spinsterhood in her small community in Newfoundland. When a series
of dramatic events brings a strange man to her door, Mary emerges from the
comfortable isolation that she knows to follow her dreams in Boston. Those
desired do not come without sacrifice and hard choices. When her past comes
back to haunt her, Mary must decide whether there is room for both her
aspirations and her heart-of if she must surrender one to have the other.