1930s England. Dinah Treeves has a difficult decision to make. Should she stay in her comfortable marriage to the kindly, older Max, or follow young Naval Officer Piers to Malta?
Dinah found security and affection in her marriage to Max Hale. But when she meets Piers Grant, she experiences passionate love for the first time. Loyal to Max but drawn to Piers, Dinah is faced with a seemingly impossible choice.
As Max confronts Dinah and Piers, he suggests three possible solutions to their dilemma. These three scenarios unfold before us, in which we see how each decision would affect the lives in the triangle. And whichever path Dinah chooses will bring unforeseen consequences.
The settings of rural England and Malta are brought vividly to life in this charming, witty and bittersweet tale.