Nurse Rennie Phillips grabs the opportunity of sailing round the world on the yacht Spindrift as nanny to the Carmichael family, the ideal way to cure a broken heart. But an emergency call at the South Sea island of Tavalei shatters her new-found calm. The hospital there is run by Dr. Craig Mackenzie, the one man she is trying to forget. Her feelings are as strong as ever, but can she ever forgive him for the way he deceived her in the past? Tavalei hold only the prospect of renewed heartbreak for Rennie, so why is she so reluctant to leave?