Orphaned in childhood, Jane has no money, no beauty, and no family, except for the cruel aunt who despises her. Surviving under such circumstances in the 19th century is difficult indeed, but Jane relies on her intelligence and her integrity to get her through. But that integrity is tested when she takes a job as a governess at the Thornfield mansion. The master of Thornfield is the mysterious and moody Mr. Rochester. Despite their differences, he and Jane fall deeply in love. But Rochester is hiding a dark and terrible secret. Will Jane have to choose between her principles and the only love she has ever known?