Daniel falls in love with Gwen at first sight in a Casino in Germany.
The story then goes back a few months and tells how both Daniel and Gwen got to be there in the first place.
Both arrive back in England and their lives take different paths.
Gwen's family is broke after her deceased father's investments fall through. She must reconsider Henleigh Grandcourt as a suitor as he has plenty of money.
Daniel meanwhile rescues a young woman Mirah from drowning herself in the river. He agrees to help her as much as he can to find her family and launch her potential career as a singer.