Filmo siužetas:1953. After 20 years living in Europe, Sarah Adams returns to Australia. While working as a nurse on the ocean voyage home, Sarah meets the influential and wealthy Bligh family and discovers a scandalous family secret. In Sydney, Sarah finds her estranged mother still unwilling to forgive her perceived sin of converting to Judaism. With no other prospects, Sarah takes up George Blighs offer of a job in the Inverness hospital, much to the disapproval of Georges overbearing mother, Elizabeth.