Anna MacRae is only five years old when her mother dies in childbirth one day in 1940. She is left with twin baby sisters and a father fighting in Europe. They are taken in by the Dixons and moved to the countryside for the duration of the war. Anna is a gifted child, with a warm personality to match, but not so her sisters. Over the years, as their harmless pranks turn to stealing, bullying and worse, Anna has to learn to distance herself from them. Years later, after giving birth to twins of her own, must Anna make peace with the sisters who tried to ruin her life, if she is to find her own true happiness…?