In search of a bright future as an interior decorator, Mary moves to Toronto and finds work as a live-in housekeeper for the affluent Hamilton family—but all is not well in Mary’s new home. Katherine Hamilton, a psychiatrist, leans on her education to help heal following the death of her daughter. Desperate to put herself back together, Katherine seeks affections outside her marriage.
Alex is a young man destined to run the family business. For generations, his kin have practiced law, but Alex wants to be an artist. When he decides to pursue his dream, he expects his father to be disappointed; instead, he shows Alex his mother’s art, hidden in the attic, and Alex is reintroduced to the beloved woman he lost.
Mary and Alex’s paths cross, and they find love and comfort in one another. Still, life has a way of interrupting the peace. Katherine’s affair is discovered, and she must find a way to put both herself and her marriage back together. Mary witnesses this as an observer as she faces her own challenges in loving Alex. A moment in a cemetery gives Mary a glimpse into her past life, which changes everything as past becomes future and the separate lives of once broken strangers meld into destiny.