As Eloise grows into a beautiful and intelligent young woman, she dreams of becoming a ballerina and actress. When her overbearing parents step in and limit her opportunities, Eloise becomes engaged to an older divorced man and begins making plans to immigrate from Brazil to the United States to attend graduate school. But when her fiancé dies in a plane crash just six weeks before they are to depart, Eloise is left wondering if she will ever find room in her broken heart to love again.
Accompanied by her godparents, a naturally brokenhearted Eloise decides to continue with her plan to relocate to New Jersey to further her education. As she settles into life with her host family, a now twenty-four-year-old Eloise attempts to muddle through her grief and her undying devotion to her fiancé. Despite her challenges, Eloise soon makes new friends and adjusts to life in a different country. But when her host family is shattered by divorce, Eloise discovers that life holds more surprises for her that may just lead to love again.
In this contemporary romance novel, a girl embarks on a coming-of-age journey that leads her from Brazil to America where she learns to trust in the power of true love.