Elisabeth Eidenbenz's work has led her to France, where she's determined to provide expectant mothers and their unborn children refuge amid one of the worst humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. To escape the invasion of Franco's Fascist troops, Isabel Duenas leaves behind her husband as he fights for democracy and seeks asylum in a refugee camp across the border in France. Without adequate shelter, clean drinking water, or medical care, Isabel's future looks bleak - until she meets Elisabeth. When Germany invades Poland, a new avalanche of humanity enters France. Soon, fate binds Elisabeth and Isabel together in the most important work of their lives.