Helen, a girl from Brooklyn who dreams of escaping her ordinary life in
1929 New York, passes herself off as glamorous Southern belle "Helene" at high society
balls. There she meets Gene Gorman, a handsome young Wall Street clerk who is attempting to
do exactly the same thing. As their lives and dreams become more entwined, a captivating story
of love, ambition and friendship unfolds, set during the last days before the Great Depression.