Cornwall, England, 1943. When her husband is killed fighting in the Navy, grief-
stricken Gwenna Devoran tries to fill the void in her life by offering shelter to two
Jewish refugees in her farmhouse high on the Cornish cliffs. But at the train station,
ten-year-old Lotti is waiting all alone in her neat red coat.
Lotti’s mother died protecting her on the journey. Now Gwenna is all this little girl
has. Traumatised Lotti won’t speak a word: and when an order comes for German
prisoners-of-war to work the farm she’s in more danger than ever. What will happen
if the Germans find out Lotti is Jewish?
Gwenna overhears Lotti chattering happily to German captain Max Reiner,
showing him her teddy bear, her heart stops. Shocked to hear Lotti finally speak,
Gwenna is terrified for the little girl she’s grown to love. But perhaps she can she
trust the kindness in this German officer’s gentle voice and blue-grey eyes…