After her mother's death, Elise Braun is sent away from
her native Germany to live with distant relatives in the
United States. Although her father only wants to save her
from the impending war and the horrors of the new regime,
Elise can't help but feel abandoned.
Despite the warmth of her American family, and her great
gift as a pianist, Elise is haunted by loneliness and by
the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis. As she grows into a
beautiful, strong young woman, Elise must reconcile her
love for her adoptive country and her ties to home, and
find her own place in a new and tumultuous world.