Six years after the Great War and life in London's Docklands is a struggle for the close-knit Farmers. Yet despite hard times they are a happy family, content with their lot.
Except for Cissy. The Farmers' eldest daugther longs to escape the East End, to forge a better life for herself. And, when she meets the debonair Langley Makepeace, he holds out the promise of the carefree, luxurious existence Cissy has dreamed of. But torn between Langley and her gentle childhood sweetheart, Eddie Bennet, she is forced to gamble on her future chance of happiness. Could the price of belonging to Langley's brittle, sophisticated world be higher that Cissy ever imagined? Or could it be that, in the end, home is where the heart is?