Jo Kingsley is transported from her turbulent childhood of domestic servitude, to the sophisticated life of the upper classes at the beautiful Chateau Colbert. Here she meets Jean-Pierre, the grandson of her employer, Madame Colbert, and visits Paris. But Jo's destiny takes her to America where she experiences more than her dreams of becoming a music teacher. During prohibition, in the mysterious haunts of Greenwich Village, she falls in love with Mike Pasińskia, a son of Polish emigrants. However, loneliness, loss and hardship follow the Wall Street crash. Will the beautiful Jo let go of her demons and learn to love again?