Midwife Maria Wyatt loved her new job and enjoyed working with her new boss, Dr Tom Ramsey. The two quickly became friends. Maria wondered if it was possible that they might become more than friends, but there was a problem. Some little time ago Tom's wife had died. He had loved her and reacted to her death by avoiding all further emotional upset. There was another problem - Tom's loveable four year old son James. Maria's young son - also named James - had died as a toddler. Could Maria and Tom put aside the traumas of their pasts and find happiness together?