The second in a trilogy of World War II sagas featuring Evie, a new teacher in a Devon primary school, and a supporting cast of characters destined to become as familiar as old friends. After having her heart broken not once but twice, Evie has sworn off men and is putting her energy into her now more...
permanent job as a teacher at the village school. She'll need all the focus she can muster, as her class is much bigger, and if she thought her previous boss - the mother of her scoundrel of an ex-fiancé - was bad, she's in for a tough term as the new headmaster, Mr. Bassett, is already proving to be more difficult.
And, to make matters worse, she can't escape him after the school bell rings, as he's also residing as a paying guest at Pemberley alongside Evie and her sister, Julia.
Luckily Evie's sisters and best friend, Sukie, are on hand to help make a way through the tough times, and as the war brings British RAF officers and American GIs to the once quiet and calm village - as well as evacuees, land girls and wounded servicemen - life is going to be anything but dull.