When young Patricica Merrill overhears a terrible conversation, she knowsshe must run away. She decides to go to New York City - the perfect place to hide, and forget her newly discovered sorrows. Once there, she assumes a false name and finds a job as the companion to an elderly wealthy woman. Safe at last, Patricia settles down to her new life.
Then during a visit to a resort, Patricia encounters her childhood sweetheart, John Treeves! In desperation she tries to hide her identity from the young minister... but mysteriously their paths continue to cross.
Now Patricia faces a difficult decision: Can she trust this man she loved so much when they were young? Or will he somehow lead her into the very destruction she has tried so desperately to escape?