In 1901, Manchester, England, is a place of despair, where hunger, filth, and disease are inescapable, and the line between subsistence and poverty is frighteningly thin. After the death of her beloved husband, Sarah is left on her own to care for her five young children in this harsh and unforgiving place.
Sarah is strong and fiercely determined to see her family right, but her blinding pride gets in the way, to disastrous result. Life soon offers Sarah an unexpected gift, one that allows her to rethink their future, and she makes a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever. Sarah and her family leave the grit and grime of Manchester behind to start life anew; but she soon realizes that leaving isn't always letting go, and she is forced to face all that has held her back from truly moving on.
The Porter's Wife is a touching story about love and faith in the face of adversity. It is a celebration of self-discovery and the resiliency of the human spirit.