Weeks later, the fates of both women are forever changed when a minor stumble forces them to trust in each other. As the lives of the young mother and the middle-age widow become increasingly intertwined, an unbreakable bond is formed that will endure beyond their natural lives.
Nearly a century later, best friends Belinda Page and Julie Stephens embark on a day trip to Allerton Park. An accident forces them on to an alternate route over unfamiliar roads where they find themselves caught up in the clutches of a violent thunderstorm. The deluge that ensues compels the travelers to pull to the side of a narrow country road near an intersection dominated by a giant oak. In the storm’s aftermath, the discovery of a long-buried curio leads to an encounter neither could have ever imagined.