This is a story of the extreme power of love and its ability tosurmount even supernatural barriers. Omens hint at things to come, and surprises lurk behind every corner. It all begancenturies ago when two lovers arranged to be married areseparated by royal decree. When Premanand, Neelam'sbetrothed is murdered, rage drives her to curse those whowould separate true lovers. In modern day, Samantha Cooperdecides to volunteer at a clinic in Nepal, thinking it wouldsolve her marital and life's problems. There she is handedan ancient document by a patient with the request for help in its translation. Samantha becomes deeply involved in anancient mystery. When Samantha Cooper begins to fear that her marriage - and her life in general - have gone stagnant, she decidesthat a stint as a volunteer at a clinic in Kathmandu will helpher find herself. While there, she makes a chance discoveryof an ancient manuscript, which uncovers a 200-year-old curseof the haunted House of Lotus in Kathmandu. The presence ofLuc, her old flame, in Kathmandu suddenly becomes the keyto unravelling the mystery of an finding the solution to the curse. Ruth Beling, a family friend of Sam, may be another piece ofthe puzzle. Just before her eighteenth birthday, it is revealedto Ruth that she was adopted. Having always felt that somethingwas missing in her life, she makes use of her adoptive parents'birthday gift by leaving for Kathmandu, not knowing that shehas been there before. A familiar face on the street hints at aneighteen-year-old secret that could change Ruth's life forever. The source of the curse is the heartache of lovers betrayed andreaches out with its power to touch modern day people, separating them, bringing them together, and creating painful reunions which threaten to tear families apart as the truthcomes out. Amid it all, Sam tries to find the purpose of her existence in a world where East and West battle forunderstanding.