LEIGH watches paramedics push the stretcher to the ambulance as she remembers the day she discovered that the man who raised her was not her biological father. It was on her eighteenth birthday that her mother, SHARON LAPIDOT, shared her journals with her, confessing her darkest secret.
Sharon reveals her life as a beautiful, young nurse working in a religious hospital in Tel-Aviv, Israel, during Operation Desert Storm. Sharon experiences the gaps and links between secular and religious Jews as she navigates her new job, her dysfunctional relationship with her military boyfriend, and the tempting new married doctor at work.
As the bombing begins, Sharon finds comfort with Dr. Sloan and, as their relationship deepens, she leaves her boyfriend and becomes involved in a forbidden affair. The affair lasts years as they make plans for the future.
It all comes crashing down as the wife discovers the affair and puts a stop to it. Sharon hardly recognizes her lover as he is completely controlled by his wife’s dominance. After discovering she is pregnant, the Sloans threaten to take her baby, which leads her to an unregretful commitment to leave her home and move far away with her child.
As Leigh accepts her mother’s story, she travels to Israel to meet her father. As Leigh reveals her identity to him, he collapses and Leigh performs CPR as she awaits help.