Tom Keardon has been estranged from his father since turning his back on the family sheep farm to go to university. After working as a roving reporter in the Far East he now jets between London and Hong Kong running the international business he founded, but the dotcom crash is taking its toll on the company. In 2001, his father’s suicide during the Foot and Mouth epidemic in the UK forces him to face up to family responsibilities and return at last to the Yorkshire Dales. There he meets Sally, his childhood friend from the next door farm. As Tom battles to save both the farm and his business he finds himself falling in love with Sally. But can they ever be together when they inhabit such different worlds?