From an early age, Adella has believed that love only brings pain. First her mother dies and Adella struggles to deal with her grief and care for her younger sisters. When the younger girls decide they don't need Adella anymore she concludes she can't trust anyone but herself. Adella determines she will use her good looks and intelligence to catch a handsome, wealthy man who can give her the security she craves. Derek Goodson appears to be the man of her dreams and at first their marriage is wonderful. After a few years, however, Adella discovers a restlessness that nothing seems to satisfy. She is bored with exclusive parties, clothing and vacations. When she's introduced to a handsome stranger whe wonder is he is the answer to her secret longings. Adella must face some tough choices along with a tender tug on her soul. What is best for herself and her daughter? Why can't she love Derek for his money? Who will be the catch of a lifetime?