The year is 1886. Ainsley Foster survives a tragic accident, but she does not walk away unscathed. Badly wounded and grieving the death of her parents, she returns home to New York City to recover. But she soon discovers that her life will never be the same. The physical and emotional wounds of the past run far too deep. The Davenports, old friends of the family, take Ainsley under their wing and surround her with warmth and love. With their support, she begins the slow and painful process of rebuilding her life. It proves to be a far more difficult experience than she ever imagined. Ainsley learns a painful lesson when society proves unsympathetic to her situation, and she struggles to find acceptance. Through her relationships with her best friends, Lucinda and Wesley, and her own inner strength, Ainsley finds the courage to battle society's rigid rules and harsh prejudices, ultimately triumphing over personal tragedy.