A surgeon’s wife, Mrs. Sheila Redden of Ireland arrives in Paris en route to the south of France for a second honeymoon. She has booked the same hotel room as the first honeymoon.
Her husband, Kevin, is delayed by his surgical obligations, and promises to join her, but she knows that he is not keen on the trip. While in Paris she meets Tom, a younger American who follows her to the south. They begin a love affair that overwhelms her with its emotional and sexual power.
The Doctor’s Wife is about an ordinary woman, in the middle of her life, seized by love for a younger man.