Evelina Grey returns to her home town after being away for twenty five years. She is frail and her face is veiled at all times. He neighbors help her clean up her house and garden. Araminta Lee, a young girl who is helping Evenlina injures her ankle while cleaning.
She is treated by the new young doctor in town and must have total bedrest at Evelina's house. Both Araminta and Evelina grow as people as a result of this experience, and the people surrounding them grow as well. What is the secret behind Evelina's veil and what will happen if her secret gets out?