Elm flees Savannah for Switzerland to escape her husband. Johnny, a widower, agree to go with the family to Gstaad. What happens when their friendship is interupted by her husband is quite a game of chess.
Elm MacBride belongs to a world of wealth, politics and Southern hospitality. But when her husband, a self-absorbed politician, who will stop at nothing to seize power, betray her, Elm flees Savannah to her old friends chalet in the heart of Switzerland.