At age eighty three and in failing health Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. the last of her line she faces a momentous choice expose a long-held family secret or take it with her to her grave. Olivia has in her possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine a nun. There letters reveal that at the age of seventeen Catherine gave birth to a son and gave him up for adoption and they identify the father as Alex Gannon a world famous doctor and scientist. Now two generations later Catherines grandaughter Monica stands as the rightful heir to what remains of the Gannon family fortune. But in telling Monica who she really is Olivia would have to betray Catherines wishes and reveal the story behind Monicas ancestry.