They were lifelong friends, sharing their triumphs and downfalls as only best friends can. Then a night of tragedy tore Megan and Joanna apart and sent them on two separate journeys of the heart. Journeys that cast them into new and changing worlds where they challenged the future and shaped their own fates. Megan -- gifted and ambitious, yearning to be a doctor, she embraces a dream that few women dare, and learns the price of following the voice within. Joanna -- the daughter of an English aristocrat, her life is saved by a mysterious man whose own dark secrets lead her to the heart's hardest choices.