Sir Blaine Belding was highly respected and liked by his friends and medical colleagues alike. Then Virginia Coley came into his life. He was totally captivated and whilst she was from a world very different from his, he nonetheless made her his wife. Things have not worked out, and he has slowly realised that whilst beautiful, Virginia is shallow and they are entirely unsuited. The problem has become exacerbated as Blaine has met another woman. She not only inspires him by her courage and self-sacrifice, but also displays a gentleness and demeanour which raises the prospect of a more tender and deeper love than he has ever before experienced.