Sarah is first introduced to Jasper Collins, but is then captivated by his friend, John Jacobsmuch to the dismay of Jasper, the only one who knows that his friend secretly loathes women. Forced to walk away from Sarah, whom he loves immediately, Jasper enlists in the navy and is soon embroiled in the battles of World War II. Meanwhile, Sarah and John marry. Sarah quickly realizes she has made a mistake, but Southern orthodoxy forces her to live with a man who routinely betrays her trustuntil his disloyalties finally push her to take matters into her own hands. As Sarah is left picking up the pieces of her life, Jasper is left to wonder if destiny has finally moved in his favor.
In this tale that spans generations, a woman embarks on a journey through the echoes of life, facing great challenges and wondering if she will ever find true love.