When Greta gives her love to Lord Richard Denton, she believes that she will soon be his wife. Too late, she learns that she is just one of many of his casual dalliances--but Greta, unlike Richard's wife or his other mistresses, bears him a child--a potential male heir to the title if he can be legitimatized. Richard’s selfish wife, Lady Nancy, has denied him any children, putting his title in jeopardy. When Richard learns that Greta has had his son, the nobleman tricks the girl into parting with her child, giving it up for adoption. Then Richard forces Nancy to present the boy to the world as their own true child--and heir. Greta discovers the deception at a time when she has fallen in love with Richard’s doctor friend, John Spencer. But now it seems to her that John was a party to the wicked conspiracy to deprive her of her child--a tragedy of errors that moves her through months of bleak despair to a dreadful climax along the Italian coast. A heart-wrenching--and -warming--story of sacrifice and love at its very best!