When war breaks out in Britain, Nell Whitaker is sent to live with her aunt on a remote farm in Anglesey. She sorely misses thriving Liverpool but slowly begins to embrace country life. Nell even finds herself growing closer to Auntie Kath whose harsh attitude hides a kind heart. But when personal tragedy strikes, Nell’s world crumbles around her. Can a blossoming friendship with Hywell, a boy from the neighbouring village, allow Nell to overcome her past and enjoy a brighter future?