2nd Lt. Lionel Hardcastle and Nurse Jean Pargetter met in the summer of 1953 and fell in love, but when Lionel was sent to Korea they lost touch. He had sent her a letter when he arrived in Korea, which she did not receive, and both assumed the other had lost interest. The two lived their lives -- he in Kenya as a coffee planter with his wife, Jean in England with her husband and child. They wouldn't cross paths again until he walked into her secretarial agency seeking help with his book. When Jean and Lionel both recognize who the other is, their romance begins to blossom again, proving love is worth the wait. Well, that and destiny is a funny thing.