A much-beloved only child, great things are expected of young Octavia Smith. Her childhood ambition is to change the world and it seems the determined young woman finds her cause in the Suffragette movement. But, will the arrival of attractive Tommy Meriton into Octavia's life give her passions another path to follow? With the outbreak of World War One nothing can stay the same and the conflict leaves its mark upon Octavia as well as those she loves. And it is time for her to choose where her destiny lies...