Trapped in a stifling and loveless, marriage, artist Antonia Lambert's painting seems her only sanctuary. Marcel's obsessive desire for children only drives them further apart. Whilst Marcel is working in South America, Antonia takes up an offer of art tutoring in Normandy. Whilst there she meets an old flame, Robert Blackberne and they discover again the strong feelings they once had for each other. Antonia is forced to fight for everything she holds dear -- but at what cost?