Summer, 1940. Britain is at war, and her brave fighter pilots attempt to keep the enemy at bay.
To escape horrid memories and her managing mother, Pamela Allison leaves London and accepts a job from her aunt, working in the family store in the village. The last thing Pamela wants is a man, especially one who reminds her of her brutal, now deceased husband.
Enter Michael Stedman, a Spitfire pilot based at the Biggin Hill airbase. Depressed and a little drunk after the death of his best friend, he doesn't expect to meet a beautiful woman, but something about Pamela tempts him. He's not looking for anything permanent since a pilot's life is fraught with danger, just a little feminine company to take his mind off the war. Kisses. Caresses. Walks in the moonlight.
London is under siege. Bombs drop every night and the danger increases for everyone. Michael and Pamela's relationship deepens and they become lovers but gossip and the past intrude and threaten to destroy everything, including her good reputation.