Shortly after World War II the author met an American soldier in a most unusual way. Nothing would ever have come of the chance meeting had her father accepted her explanation of the casual encounter. But enraged by her speaking with one of these murderers, he disowned her and made her homeless. Her grandfather came to her rescue. He realized this soldier had nothing to do with what had happened to her family during the war. With the grandfathers help a friendship started which turned into a bittersweet love story. It took many years for her father to realize that the enemy soldier was not a bad guy after all.