Sara Whitecliff has it all. A handsome all-American husband who is the heir apparent to a 150-year-old family fortune, a mansion that is the envy of everyone in town, the promise of a life of leisure, and a family that accepts her humble roots. Sara quietly asks her husband to take her to visit her mother, a hundred miles away, for a Mother’s Day celebration. A tragic accident changes everything. Although Sara emerges from the accident unscathed, her husband, Todd Whitecliff, suffers serious brain injuries and is in the intensive care ward in a coma.
Twelve thousand miles away, at the exact same time, a young soldier, Sergeant Phil Ward, on a special operations assignment, comes face-to-face with an enemy that has overrun his base camp. During the chaos of the battle, Phil struggles to find the courage to face the fear that his life might soon end. His life is spared when another soldier comes between him and a mortar round explosion. Phil uses the recall of his father’s WWII war stories to help him find the courage to fight on and survive the night.
A chance meeting one year later brings Sara and Phil together, and a friendship emerges. When the two discover the coincidence of the timing of their individual traumatic events, a bond is developed that builds into a passionate romance. When Sara’s mother-in-law discovers the romance, she applies the full force of the Whitecliff family fortune to destroy the lives of both Sara and Phil.
The couple is viciously torn apart and must face their many individual life lessons with an empty longing in their hearts. They embark on separate missions to find meaning in their lives, right the wrongs of the past, and maintain hope for a second chance to keep their life stories from becoming a whisper in the wind. After thirty years, a second chance emerges, and the fireworks begin.