Edinburgh, 1937. Attractive, dark-eyed Jinny Hendrie is happy enough in her job in the accounts office of a large bakery - until handsome Viennese cake expert Viktor Linden walks into her life. Although her father and her kindhearted boss, Ross MacBain, warn against it, Jinny is determined to marry Viktor, but when war is declared, all her plans are in ruins.
Austria has joined forces with Hitler; Viktor has become an enemy and must return home to fight. Troubled years lie ahead without news of him, and while Jinny finds the strength to move on, there are huge question marks over her future. When the war is over, will Viktor return? And if he does, will this lead to happiness or heartbreak?