Set against the dramatic backdrop of a French Alpine village the lives of two
women, each with a troubled past, draw together. Angèle became pregnant during
the horrifying final months of World War Two whilst living in southern France
near the Spanish border. Marie was unfaithful to her husband, Gerard, while he
was away fighting in the Algerian war in 1957, resulting in the birth of a
daughter, Sophie. Marie is ridden with guilt in subsequent years as she tries to
repair her marriage. Eventually, Sophie discovers the truth about her parentage.
When she is eighteen, she sets out on a journey of discovery to find