Prussia, 1937. Baron von Dortmann cares for his family with the same passion and devotion with which he tends the roses in his beloved Spring Garden. His daughter, the beautiful Sabina, drinks in the nourishment of his fascinating stories in the garden–his wonderful life-lessons about God and creation and the secrets of growing things.
As the baron watches over his estate and his family, he knows his daughter is destined to be a lovely bloom. Already she has caught the eye of the young American, Matthew, and their neighbors’ son, Gustav.
Amid the placid rhythms of farm life, the baron looks over his world with both a father’s and a gardener’s eyes.
Unfortunately, he is not the only one watching…
Suddenly a storm sweeps over neighboring Poland–the thunder and lightning of the German blitzkrieg–which will change the Dortmanns’ lives forever…
The baron will be left with a most difficult decision.
Sabina will be left with the secret of the rose.