What She Felt is about Kate, a young woman training to be a nurse who is from a small town in New Zealand in the late 1960s. At seventeen, she meets and falls for her new boyfriend Peter. When she becomes pregnant, her strong-willed father forbids Kate from seeing Peter again, to give up the baby for adoption, and to marry a man she does not love. Kate's heart has never been happy with the marriage. After twenty years, her life comes full circle when her adopted son finds Kate and asks to meet her. She meets her son, Alex, after all these years, and that meeting leads her to meeting Peter. After meeting Peter, the flame of love rekindles between them, forcing Kate to choose now between duty to her father and her established family, and the dreams of happiness she left behind more than two decades earlier.