Rafaella Phillips (Stacy Haiduk) is young and beautiful and has a wonderful marriage with the man of her dreams, John Henry (Darren 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 and desires are going unfulfilled. At this vulnerable time in her life, she meets a handsome stranger, Alex Hale (Robert 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 with whom she could so easily fall in love and her devoted husband, who needs her to be there for him until the end.