Intelligent, ambitious Elinor Rae, maid at an exclusive ladies' club in the idyllic Primrose Square, dreams of a better future. Encouraged by her kindly manageress, Elinor enrols on an evening course, where she soon falls for her handsome tutor, Stephen Muirhead. But it is her attraction to charismatic Barry Howat that turns her life upside down. Breaking Stephen's heart is bad enough, but when Barry signs up to the war effort and reveals his true feelings, Elinor is devastated. As the club becomes a military hospital and Elinor takes up her new role as a nurses' aide, she bitterly regrets her mistake. But can she find happiness again in her beloved Primrose Square?