Ireland, 1937. Young, beautiful and trusting, Elizabeth Sullivan's world suddenly turns tragic. Pregnant after a brief affair, her family quickly marries her to an elderly farmer and banishes her to a remote County Kerry peninsula. Here, Elizabeth resigns herself to a loveless, brutal marriage and begins to raise a family. Denying her longing for intimacy and love, Elizabeth immerses herself in her children's lives. Captivated by her radiance, a handsome young laborer reawakens her passions. Their relationship rocks the foundations of Elizabeth's world. What follows is a poignant story of love lost and found, of hatred and reconciliation, tears and laughter, truth and understanding and in the end, the ultimate peace that love offers to those who never lose faith.