Yorkshire, 1913. Beth Beaumont enjoys her life as a rhubarb farmer's daughter. Although not thinking of marriage, when Beth meets village miner Noah Jackson, she is suddenly very aware that Noah is a man who could change her mind. But a disaster at the coal mine changes their lives forever and Noah's love for Beth is put at risk. However, Louis Melville, the wealthy son of a local gentry family, wants Beth for himself. At first he is willing to offer marriage, but when Beth turns him down, Melville, furious to be denied, wreaks revenge with devastating consequences. Will Beth and Noah find the happiness they wish for?