Louise Charlton sees herself as plain and uninteresting beside her vibrant sister Sarah, a talented singer. When she falls in love with young Doctor Andrew Tate she is convinced he is not interested in her. While Sarah sails to America to pursue her musical career, Louise stays at home, duty-bound to care for her selfish manipulative stepmother.
Tricked into marrying James, the son of her father's business partner, she tries to forget Andrew and make the best of things. When James reveals his true nature, Louise throws herself into war work to take her mind off her situation. Her life becomes constrained by duty. Then she meets the young doctor again...will love win out over duty for Louise?