As the storm clouds gather over Europe, life at Easterleigh Hall is about to change again
Evie and her family have struggled to keep Easterleigh Hall, now a hotel, running during the depression, and with war looming, she worries for the children, who have to find their way in a changing world.
Bridie is learning her trade at her mother Evie's side, and is becoming a talented chef. Her cousin James has run away to fight in Spain, leaving the family devastated.
And Tim, the boy Bridie has always loved, shocks everyone by joining the Black Shirts and going to Germany, discovering too late that he's playing a dangerous game.
Heartbroken at Tim's defection, Bridie isn't sure she can ever forgive him. But somehow these three must find a way to reconcile, because if war does come, they will need each other more than ever...