Ivy Winthrop grew up in wealth and privilege as the daughter of the governor. As a young woman, Ivy fell deeply in love with Sam Bennett. Unfortunately, her powerful father didn't deem blue-collar Sam a suitable match...so Ivy was manipulated into marrying Julian Crane. For years, Ivy kept a huge secret--her firstborn son was not the son of Julian, but the son of her true love, Sam. Ivy's secret eventually came out. Ivy never stopped loving Sam and constantly schemed to win him back. She stooped to a new low when she blackmailed David Hastings to pose as the first husband of Sam's amnesiac wife, Grace. Ivy's dreams come true when Grace left town with David, and Sam and Ivy reconciled.