1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees her hometown in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken und facing destitution she agrees to marry a childhood admirer, who runs a dairy farm on an island in the Golf of Mexico. There she finds also his little son, sad about the loss of his mother, and cared for and loved by the young houeskeeper Nan Ogden. This two women tell the story of the island in Texas during the worst storm of the century and about the storm in their hearts. Great!