At age 19, Julia fell in love with the baker’s son from a neighbouring village. He was handsome, fun to be with, and played the violin so sweetly. But their love was not to be.
Fast forward twenty years. World War II has been lost. Julia, now a widow with two small children, is trying to rebuild her life after postwar atrocities left her raped, homeless, and deported.
Gradually she rebuilds her life, but her new husband is hard to live with at times.
A letter arrives from Canada. “I’ve been searching for you through the Red Cross for years. I’m so happy I’ve found you at last. Please come to me in Canada. Life is better here.”
By some miracle, her first sweetheart is still alive. But what to do?