Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service.

Leslie Rhoads may have grown up in a small town, but she is on the verge of becoming a supermodel in the Big Apple when the twenty-four-year-old is chosen to grace the cover of Style magazine and star in the controversial Passion Nights’ perfume ads.