Rafaella Phillips (Haiduk) is young and beautiful and has a wonderful marriage with the man of her dreams, John Henry (McGavin). He is much older than her but they are so in love, their happiness looks destined to last forever. Then tragedy strikes when John falls ill and is confined to his bed while his life slowly ebbs away. Rafaella dedicates her life to nursing him and making him happy, but, deep down, she knows her own needs anddesires are going unfulfilled.
At this vulnerable time in her life, she meets a handsome stranger, Alex Hale (Urich). He offers her the emotional support and comfort that she so desperately needs, and with it a chance at happiness and hope for the future. Rafaella is torn between a man who she could easily fall in love with and her devoted husband, who needs her to be there for him until the end.
This compelling tale follows the agony and the overwhelming emotion of Rafaella as she wrestles with her conscience; she knows her decision will alter the course of her life forever.