Huiann arrives in America expecting to be wed to a wealthy
businessman. She no sooner disembarks from the ship than
she realizes Xie is not looking for a bride: Huiann is
worth more to him as a high-end prostitute. Though her fate
is better than that of other Chinese women forced into the
sex trade, she has no intention of waiting for Xie to sell
her virginity to the highest bidder. At the first
opportunity, she escapes and disappears into the city.
When a beautiful woman takes refuge in his store, Alan's
life changes forever. He's spent the last five years trying
to forget the horrors of war, and had almost given up hope
of finding love. He hires Huiann as his housekeeper, and
though they can only communicate through signs and
sketches, they quickly form a bond that transcends the need
But Xie is determined to recover his property, and love may
not be enough to protect Huiann from his vengeance.