1960. Jennifer Sterling lives a life of luxury with her rich husband. Apparently, she has everything. But in fact she is head over heels in love with another man who asks her to risk everything. 2003. Eli Havaret is a reporter for a national newspaper and is in love with a charismatic writer. Apparently, she should be happy. But in fact her career is faltering and the man who won her heart is loyal to someone else. When Ellie stumbles upon a pile of steamy love letters from the 1960s, the two women's lives become intertwined. Ellie follows the traces of the old love story and what she discovers changes her life beyond recognition, and in the process Jennifer's life as well.