Rebecca Wiseman, 18-years-old, from a Catholic-Jewish family, lives with her parents in Outremont. At a local dance, she briefly meets a handsome young man, but has little hope of seeing him again. When Sol Gottesman tracks her down and asks her on a date, her happiness mingles with disbelief when she learns that he is the son of a wealthy Westmount businessman. She believes her romantic dreams have come true.
When Sol takes her in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to the most expensive restaurant in the city, Rebecca enters a world of upper-class wealth and privilege unknown in her working-class family. But she soon learns that despite Sol’s outward charm, he lacks self-confidence. On a visit to Mount Royal overlooking Montreal, Sol reveals the simmering conflicts in his family and his fears that his brother plans to drive him out of the family business. Rebecca’s wants to protect Sol, but helping him stand up to his family, puts her squarely in the midst of it all.
Class, religion, sexual secrets, and family conflict test their love and Rebecca wonders if the relationship can survive. And then, a late night telephone call could change her life forever.