The bond of friendship between Mary Watson and Elisabeth (Lizzie) Mountford shouldn't exist, and yet it does. Mary is an orphan, and Lizzie is the daughter of a Lord and Lady. Due to terrible circumstances, Mary has no option but to leave her friend and travel to foreign shores. Although Lizzie's parents are relieved, little do they realise the two young women will grow ever closer, even at a distance.
During their time apart, Mary and Lizzie face trials and tribulations. Yet each will be supported by the other through their letters. Will Mary's journey abroad lead her to happiness? Or will she suffer the pangs of unrequited love? And will Lizzie find contentment back home in England? Only time will tell. The two women hope to be in each other's company once again, and that their journeys will lead them to find true love.