After more than ten happy years of marriage, David begins to act strange. He seems to be drifting away from her and she wants to know why. When it turns out that he is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease they are both crushed. How could it happen to someone like him? He's smart, successful, happy and full of life. But it has and he remembers what happened to his mother years ago. In those days people were just thought to be crazy and they were locked up in mental institutions. David prepares Samantha for what is coming and tries to make arrangements to keep her from suffering when the disease consumes him. But Samantha is young and still attractive and desperately lonely without him.
Can you love someone enough after their mind has become a closed book? Are memories enough to keep you warm at night? Can you love more than one man at the same time? Those are the questions that plague Samantha Norcross.