Lorenz Arpetta's life seemed perfect. A prominent attorney, married to a beautiful girl from the well known Ousterhause family, his advantaged life stood a far cry from his childhood as impoverished living on the streets of Italy. Who knew the years would turn to hiding secrets of a family name? Married and widowed at a young age wasn't Jane's idea of success though her life held that path. Assuming responsibility of service, she tucked disappointment of lost dreams behind. Who knew her feelings for Lorenz would flare to such unrequited heights? With confidentialities of the Ousterhause name kept, Lorenz vows to honor his pledge regardless of consequence. With Jane's admirable promise, the reputation of Arpetta Manor remains intact. As Lorenz and Jane struggle with restriction, will they find that admiration and strength are enough to survive tragedy and bring a love alive?