The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time. Missy Wright, a Hurlingford by birth, has been shunned by her family since marrying for love, not money. Now widowed, she lives quiet existence in genteel poverty. But then a stranger arrives in town; a divorcee from Sydney. She opens Missy's eyes to the possibility of a happy ending.