Yolande Mace has a choice. She had been the object of desire from both men and curiously loved them both. They are, however, very different. Maurice is kind, truthful considerate and steady, and hoping to become a Member of Parliament. Adam on the other hand is erratic, potentially unfaithful, a spendthrift and probably not very reliable. He has sharp wits, however, and a steely determination to succeed as a writer. Both men are now away at war risking their lives, yet Yolande must make her decision. Her choice may be something she could regret for the rest of her life and she jostles with her feelings and needs.