1910. Anna Garvey arrives in Cornwall with her daughter and a secret. Having come from Ireland to take up an inheritance of the local pub, she and her eighteen year-old daughter Mairead are initially viewed with suspicion by the close-knit community. They make friends with Freya Penhaligon, a vulnerable girl struggling to keep her family business afloat, and start to gain the trust of the locals. But when a part of Anna's past she'd long tried to escape turns up in the town, she is forced to confront the life she left behind - for her sake and her daughter's too.