When sweet-talking Mick Brogan dies, his young wife Cathleen struggles to bring up their daughters in their rented rooms in 1960s North London. She is comforted by Father Jerry, her husband's cousin, and a priest generally acknowledged by the Irish community to be both a saint and the spit of Gregory Peck.
As their friendship develops, Cathleen fears they are growing too close. Hoping that confession will ease her troubled mind, she says the things that can't be said anywhere else - not realising that she is confessing to the man she loves.
When a tragedy forces Cathleen back to Ireland, she must face the truth and accept the consequences of such a forbidden love...