Simone Fleurier is wrenched from her home on a Provenȧl lavender farm at the age of fourteen after the accidental death of her father. Forced to become a maid at the boarding house of her aunt Augustine in Marseilles, Simone's life is hard and impoverished. But one of her aunt's boarders, the beautiful Camille Casal - a star at the local music hall - gives Simone a dream... That one day she too will be a famous singer and dancer. Years later, the famous Simone Fleurier, toast of Paris, watches Nazi troops occupy the city. Suddenly, her world is turned upside down, and Simone must make new and dangerous choices.