Essex 1867. The first flakes of snow are falling when Daisy Marshall finds herself jilted at the altar. After losing her job as governess to the Carrington family, she is forced to leave London and everything she knows. Heartbroken, Daisy finds herself in the small coastal village of Little Creek in Essex. There she is warmly welcomed - but the village is poverty-stricken and hit by a cholera outbreak. Determined to help, Daisy makes new friends with earnest doctor Nicholas and dashing smuggler Jay - but also dangerous new enemies, who threaten to destroy everything she's built. Can Daisy save the village and find happiness in time for Christmas?