Amidst the glitter of the end of the Newport, Rhode Island social season, World War II's shadows hover over one young woman in love. The last season in Newport, Rhode Island is the summer of 1941, just before Pearl Harbor. It is the end of an era of social glitter and privilege. Sera, a young Portuguese beauty from nearby Stonington, Connecticut, falls in love with Russell, a young naval lieutenant fron a socially prominent Newport family. Russell is stationed at the War College-the naval base near Newport where secret miltary scenarios are played out by future commanders. Sera is swept off her feet by the charming Russell who thinks nothing of borrowing secret documents to raise the money his family won't give him. But Sera will not stand for that.