When Frankie's mother dies, she is sent to live with her Aunt Bet in Worthing, Sussex. Life on their farm is happy - for a while. But when World War Two breaks out, Frankie must help her country by signing up to the women's branch of the British Army.
Soon, she meets Romare, an American doctor who has come to the UK after facing terrible racism at home. But trouble is stirring in Britain too, and it falls to Frankie to try to protect him.
Can love triumph over a history of hate? Or will Frankie and Romare's love pay the ultimate sacrifice?