This Cinderella-type story begins on the Greek Island of Lipsi, where Ipatia, an orphaned girl, lives with her grandfather. Intelligent, beautiful Ipatia is bent on pursuing a college education. She makes plans to attend the university in Piraeus and to live there with her aunt. The day before her trip she literally falls into the arms of Tony Plakis, a rich ship-owner's son, who saves her from a snake in the tree.
In her hasty departure from the young man's arms, she drops behind an English novel she was reading. Tony discovers the book and this causes a sequence of events that draw the couple even closer. However, complications accost them every step of the way. Tony's best friend, Doctor Michael, falls for Ipatia, and Tony's own father wants him to marry an heiress. To make matters worse, an accident separates the couple. Through a misunderstanding, Ipatia leaves for America, wanting nothing to do with Tony.
Tony battles with amnesia, a result from the accident, trying to recover his life. Will he remember his true love, Ipatia? Will Ipatia's love be strong enough to overcome the test of time?