All the romance and melodrama associated with the name of Danielle Steel is present in this adaptation of her novel ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Lindsay Wagner plays Daphne Fields, who lies in a hospital bed recalling the moments of her life that led her to such a state. While happily married, her husband and daughter are tragically killed in a house fire, leaving the pregnant Daphne alone. After the birth of her son, she manages to support the pair of them by becoming a successful novelist. Despite her success and the love of her son, she still feels unfulfilled romantically, but amazingly enough her recuperation from a car accident in the hospital may provide that final piece in the puzzle of her life.
After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern boarding school. Daphne finally seems to have rediscovered love in her leading man. But an accident leaves her hospitalized, contemplating her life, fate and her best chance for love.
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