In 1830s England, widow Riah Millican (Janet McTeer) agrees to serve as housekeeper for the reclusive Percival Miller (Bob Peck). When Riah discovers that Miller's generosities conceal a darker purpose, she strives to obtain her freedom, but can the attraction of a wealthy young man aid her escape from her deceptive benefactor's grip? Stirring Catherine Cookson historical romance also stars Geraldine Somerville and Louise Lombard. 115 min. Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.