Twenty-four-year-old Velma is the youngest of a large family. She longs to be treated as an adult, but her older sisters insist they know what is best for her future.
Tall, dark, and handsome, Jack is a soldier distantly connected to Velma's family. He sweeps Velma off her feet and asks her to marry him. Naturally her sisters disapprove, but Velma stands up for herself, saying she is old enough to make up her own mind. Whilst shocked at her insistence, the family reluctantly agree Velma should be able to do as she wants. The Great War looms on the horizon and Jack must go to face the enemy. Velma is devastated that their love now has to survive a brutal war. Will their love survive this further barrier – or will their parting be forever?