Leah Stockbridge was born into the wrong family. Although her typically conventional New England Yankee parents were very nice, loving people, they didn’t understand either her rebelliousness or her desire to be an artist. Her high school art teacher does.
She takes her father at his word when he tells her that as long as he is paying she will go to school where he says, and she finds a way to finance her own art education.
After she graduates and suffers a personal tragedy, Leah moves to Paris, ties up with the artistic community on Montmartre, and finally comes into her own. Then she is approached by a Swiss banker, Jean-Luc Perroset.
Against her better judgment, she marries Jean-Luc and finds once again she is tied down to a very conventional life. She puts her artistic ambitions on hold for the sake of her marriage and children. She has everything a woman should want: household servants, more than enough money. Her husband is attentive, despite his work schedule. Finally with the help of a new artist friend, she is able to pull an exhibition together.
But under the happy surface, an undercurrent leaves her uncomfortable, and she doesn’t know why until she runs into a reporter who forces her to see the truth. In doing so, she uncovers a nightmare and is forced to run for her life.