Twenty-two year old Lydia Jones lives at the top of the social ladder in the town of Riverwalk, Pennsylvania. With her status comes strict rules and the demands of a young woman in high standing. And, though she resents the rules imposed on her, her loyalty, love, and duty to her family are her number one priority and everything, including love, is no longer of importance. Then she meets Mr. Simon Partridge. A young, successful lawyer from New York, Simon Partridge moves to Riverwalk to join the courts as a Junior Judge. His past is mysterious but his charm and gentle nature appeal strongly to Lydia and she finds herself considering love for the first time. The attraction is shared with one flaw: Simon recognizes that Lydia is actually not the woman she yearns to be. Blossoming love is put to the test as jealousy, manipulative family members, and an old client of Simon's interrupts their lives. Can Lydia's new found bravery to stick up for herself and be her own woman stand fast in the face of this adversity? And what of her relationship with Simon? Can they survive the trials of life or will their love fail when a trip to New York becomes disastrous?