In a very small village in Wales, a young, inexperienced girl of 15 is enraptured by a member of an itinerant acting company. Her innocence leads to her becoming pregnant.
The young actor, who is interested only in “fun for a night” promises he will write but of course never does. Felicia, the young girl must face her father who is completely unsympathetic to her plight orders her to leave to save his name and reputation. Knowing that his daughter’s expulsion would lead to the knowledge of her illegitimate child, Riley, Felicia’s father removes the child to a nunnery where she grows up completely ignorant of the outside world.
The story revolves around Emma, the child and her awakening to the world outside the Convent and her struggle to exert her independence.