Elis plan Lacey followed his sister, Rose, leaving his native Ireland and moving to America where they hope to find a better job and to carve a brighter future. Her journey is one terrible because it has braved seasickness and a difficult relationship with colleagues compartment. A gentle advises traveler to go to settle in Brooklyn where many already live Irish immigrants. Eilis Brooklyn and there starts to approach the Father Flood, a Catholic priest. It also commits to a store and falls for an Italian boy named Tony. But some news from home a Eilis forces to return to Ireland, away from Tony.