Austria, August 1941
Tatianna hears the cell door open. Her time has come to die. Though fears abound, she has one comfort; she has saved another. Tatianna faces the firing squad, finding freedom, even in death, because there are some things the Nazis can never take.
Darby Evans stands before her grandmother's bed, wondering why the dying older woman calls the name of a stranger-Tatianna.
Two headstones with the same name and a wedding ring finally produce clues that lead to a love found and the passing of a sixty year old winter of sorrow.