Never once during her growing-up years did Molly Patten feel other than a lovely American girl. She accepted her curly black hair, her golden skin, and her slightly upturned eyes as easily as she accepted the fact that she had no family other than her adoptive aunt Ruth Patten. And although Molly loved Ruth’s stories of missionary life in Singapore, never did she link herself with that romantic city. So it was with much surprise that Molly learned, shortly after her graduation from nursing school, that her parents’ had lived and married in Singapore, and that her father, a Chinese doctor, might be living there still.
After Ruth’s death, Molly decided to leave her hometown in Maine for a visit to exotic Singapore, to try to find out more about the father who had given her up when she was a baby. Little did she know that while she was there she would be called upon to practice her specialty — geriatric nursing — in the home of the much respected Dr. David Lee. Nor did she guess how much she would come to care for the lovely city and the people, especially young Dr. Peter Devon, the handsome ward of Dr. Lee.
Molly’s search for her heritage leads her to adventure and romance in the exotic Orient.