For Michael and Nancy, the carefree days of innocence were drawing to an end, bringing the hardest test of their love for each other. He was the handsome heir to the mighty Hillyard business empire. She was just twenty-one, beautiful - and an orphan from nowhere. One fateful day after graduation, they sealed a bond for years to come - a vow of love that would have to prove itself in the face of terrible tragedy, doubt and despair . . .