One of the few to survive an Atlantic shipwreck, Charlotte Fontaneau spins a lie, hoping to escape the abusive con artist who forced her into a life of crime. She assumes the identity of a fellow passenger, the niece of a kind, ailing Irishman in upstate New York, and the plan works quite well until his lawyer friend, Stewart Lyons, shows an interest in her. Stewart helps Charlotte understand her need of the Lord's love in her life--but she despairs that her dark past will doom the love she feels for Stewart. Certain that Stewart will soon learn of her treachery, Charlotte lives each day in fear of being discovered. When those old secrets are unexpectedly brought to light, will the shock cause Stewart's love for her to crumble? Can Charlotte ever find the peace she so desperately seeks?