Liverpool, 1935. When Viv Byrne finds herself pregnant after a fling with Joshua Levinson, a Jewish man, she knows a swift wedding is the only answer. But when Joshua makes a life- changing choice on their wedding day, Viv is forced into the arms of her disapproving family. Five years later and on the eve of World War II, Viv is faced with the choice to evacuate her daughter, Maggie, to the countryside estate of the Thompson family. Tragedy strikes when Viv learns that the haven wasn't immune from the horrors of war. It is only years later, with Joshua's help, that Viv learns the secrets of their shared past and what it will take to put a family back together again.