Sophie, Clive and Alonso were the best of friends until Sophie had to choose between them. Scared of Alonso's intensity and feelings, Sophie chose Clive and the tranquility of his affection. Years later, Sophie is widowed, and Alonso comes back to England to reclaim the woman who has always been destined to be his. But before Sophie can do anything, she is determined to go to Brazil to discover the secrets of her husband's death. But what she discovers is more than she wants to know.