Sara Elena Torres dreams of love and a home like any young Jewish woman, but finds herself caught up in the disastrous events of 1492. Taking on heavy responsibility, she runs the family household and helps her ailing father. Meanwhile, Sara Elena's brother Luis enlists with Columbus' voyage of discovery, and older brother Raul opens a mapmaking shop rather than carry on the family translation business. When visiting the newly conquered Alhambra, Sara overhears Ferdinand and Isabella's plan to expel the Jews from Spain. She prepares herself like Queen Esther of old, and begs the queen to reconsider. Pressures mount as Morales, the sly deputy of the Inquisition, stalks Sara Elena and her family. As historic events crowd in and personal disasters overtake her, Sara Elena must make impossible choices and escape the plans of the dangerous Morales. Where will she go? Who can she trust? Will she ever reach home?