Summer love blooms in Philadelphia, 1939. Charlotte Rhodes, a witty but quiet ballerina stumbles across Elijah Mackenzie, a popular and most attractive boy at Clayton High. Over the summer, they are drawn to each other, falling into their own blissful romance. Until September 1st, and Poland is invaded by the Germans, the two are oblivious to the horrors that approach, and the journey that rips them apart may well kill them both. Will their love be strong enough to hold them together?