From the day of her birth Katy Merrick has had to fight.
With three daughters already born to the family, her father dismisses her at first sight.
An independent and headstrong young woman, Katy flees the drunken wrath of her father and gets a job with the Ashleigh family in a warehouse in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
But when the owner’s son starts to pay her unwanted attention, Katy is forced to leave. And, with no other options available, she finds herself working for a dishonest haulage company in Sunderland.
Realising that she has been rescued by a glamorous but evil conman, Katy once more finds herself on the streets in real trouble.
In desperation she turns to dark and brooding Matt Ballard who runs a rival haulage company.
As the business prospers Katy begins to realise where her heart lies, but jealous rivals conspire against her future happiness.
With her world about to be shattered by the threat of war, Katy must fight for what matters in life – love and happiness.