It is 1959. And the class of 4A at Rose Horn’s convent school in Dublin have discovered boys. And dating. And kissing. Rose dreams of love. When her mother discovers Rose’s secret trysts with Frank Fennelly she banishes her to spend the summer in the depths of Kerry – far from temptation, she believes. But beneath thepeaceful exterior of Fenit village, with its close community and simle pleasures, lurks a wild place of social undercurrents. Here Rose meets heart-throb Mikey Daw , and she is drawn into the adult world of broken promises, hidden secrets and bitter tragedy.