One mistake can change your life…
Exeter, 1833. Since the recent cholera outbreak and the tragic loss of his little sister, Annie, young Tom Finnimore has been struggling with poverty and a dreadful new job.
Following a lovers' quarrel, in desperation, he steals some chickens but, unfortunately, is caught in the act.
After a traumatic time in prison, Tom starts again with his first love by his side. However, life with the beautiful but foolish Mary Ann doesn’t work out and Tom is left alone again, brokenhearted.
The handsome widow Phyllis gives Tom another chance of happiness, but when her family discovers the dark secret of his criminal past, they threaten to destroy him.
On the verge of retirement, the couple realise that Tom’s past could still ruin their daughter’s happiness and prevent her from marrying the man she loves.
Can Tom find peace and redemption at last?