Glasgow, 1961. At the age of twenty-one, Alison Craig lives a quiet, unassuming, but boring life. When her father died and her mother became bedridden with arthritis, Alison was forced to drop out of university and start working in a biscuit factory. While her colleagues and friends are all married or getting engaged, Alison still lives at home with her ailing mother while courting her childhood sweetheart, Bob, when she is able to leave the house once a week. But then Michael Boyce, the handsome new English doctor, comes into Alison's life and sweeps her off her feet. New feelings of love and passion excite her, but she should have known that there would be obstacles to overcome before she could be truly happy. Jealousy, insecurity and mistrust plague the young couple, but will they ever be able to see past them and find happiness together at last?