Set in rural Cumbria this story is one of true and enduring love. They meet up as students: one training to be a nurse and the other, a physiotherapist. The elder of the two is able to help and advise the trainee nurse overcome difficulties as she goes through the stages of learning.Later on, when she has qualified and is working in the city hospital she reciprocates in return with her bit of feminine intuition to help him. Their love for each other blossoms as their working lives proceed. They make a home together and eventually think about starting a family.