From Pointe-à-Gatineau in rural Québec, three young friends, François, Jacques and Joseph are bound for England to fight in the Great War. Confident that they will prevail and earn their manhood, Jacques and Joseph dream of François' sister, Adèle: the pretty school teacher back home. The realities of war will take them on separate paths never imagined.
Adèle prays for the safe return of her love, Jacques, the handsome lumberjack. Yet, her own daring dreams will go against the norms of society, the Catholic Church, the desires of her family and possibly even hinder her desires for marriage and children.