A woman always thought to be a good wife disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a disturbing journey of sexual awakening. As the diary opens, she believes herself to be perfectly happy, but circumstances intervene, and soon she finds herself propelled into a spiral of obsession and release. Her guide to this hidden world is a rare manuscript written by an Elizabethan woman, that speaks of what women truly desire. She tastes for the first time the power of knowing what she wants and how to get it. The question is: how long can she sustain this double life?