A locket is more than keepsake. It holds secrets close to the heart. Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave stars as Esther, a wise woman who teaches a troubled young man the power of love. Michael Keddington has had more than his share of tough breaks. Just when he's about to turn his life, Faye, who is about to head across the country to medical school. It's then that Michael meets the prickly but deeply caring Esther where he works. The two slowly earn each other's friendship and trust. By sharing her own story of lost love with Michael, Esther teaches her young friend an invaluable lesson about not giving up easily in the quest for true love. When a scandal threatens Michael's future, Ether's support give him the confidence to pull through. The gift of Esther's locket, once a reminder of youthful misfortune, becomes Michael's symbol for renewed love...and a second chance.