Angela O’Rourke is just six years old when she is passed over to the care of her aunt and uncle. Angela’s new home is peaceful enough but when she’s 16 her uncle takes to drink. She sets off to train as a nurse in Liverpool. Change is in the air as the 1960s get underway, and before long she’s moved on to the exciting world of fashion. Soon she’s making her mark with her own boutique, but after a disastrous love affair she heads home to Ireland, where her aunt has recently died. Sorting through papers, Angela makes an astonishing discovery. As she learns the truth about the past a brighter and happier new future beckons.