Tempestuous and ambitious concert pianist Sandra Kovac shares a bond with down-to-earth Maggie Van Allen and her little boy, Pete. Sandra's chic New York friends can't imagine what the two women have in common. What they don't know is that Pete is Sandra's son - the son of the heroic aviator both women love.
Headstrong, beautiful Tina has nothing but disdain for her Aunt Charlotte. Tina does not think that her aunt has any understanding of a young girls heart, but Charlotte knows more than Tina thinks. For unloved, unlovable Aunt Charlotte is really Tina's mother, whose romance with a Civil War soldier who didn't return resulted in Tina's birth.
Ex-golden gloves fighter Danny Kenny turns pro to bankroll his brother's dream of writing symphonic paean to New York City. Life changes quickly when he's blinded during a brutal 15-round welterweight title bout.