The Doctor who saved Valerie's school-girl life and limbs was charming and gay. Seven years later, fame had turned him into an unapproachable, dignified surgeon.
Despite Dr. Axel Anton's changed exterior, Valerie, while looking after his young niece in Vienna, found her calf devotion developing into a much deeper, mature love. The fact that his love was not returned made no difference to the depth of Valerie's feelings, and even Axel's debonair, irresponsible brother Rudi could not fill the gap in Valerie's heart.
Then in the remote mountain schloss her unhappiness caused her to make a rash decision --- but one that Fate evidently did not intend her to keep. Would he ever respond?