For all her life, Lily a poor German peasant girl, had found comfort in the Bible's "Song of Song's." Not only was its joy of life a comfort to her father in times of illness, but a reason for her to continue after his death. A death that,except for an aunt she had never met, left her alone in a world of faceless strangers. Things began to look up, though, as she soon becomes the inspiration for an aspiring sculptor, Richard Waldo and it wasn't long before their working relationship turned romantic. But when the simple process of modelling turned to the complicated process of marriage, Richard chose a life of art over one of love, leaving Lily to fall into the arms of an uncaring Baron, who offered her what she now desired even more than love- revenge.