London, England 1859
Catherine Wilmershire runs away from her London home in the middle of the night with a plan to create a new life for herself in America. In her haste to be free, she fails to take into consideration the fact that the world is a dangerous place for a beautiful young girl alone and even the best of plans can go awry. But she learns this fact the next morning when she awakens in a brothel snuggly wrapped in the arms of a handsome stranger. Undaunted, she uses her wits, courage and strength to escape and follow her path to find her new independent life in a new country.