It is 1926. In the Birmingham slums, Foxy Lockett, a sharp-witted orphan girl, has a burning desire to better herself. So when she helps with the hop-picking at Bees-wing Farm in Herefordshire one summer, she finds herself in paradise. And as she becomes friendly with John Hoverton, the farmers son, and Laurie Clifton, the son of the local squire, her dream to live there becomes an obsession.
As John and Foxy fall in love it seems a fairy-tale has come true. Until both boys leave to fight in the Spanish Civil War, and Foxy is left to struggle on alone, running the Clifton estate in Laurie's absence. And when the two men return, she if faced with the most difficult dilemma of all - which of these strangers does she really love and which loves her?
A story of passion, old hatreds and true, tender love.