Laura Collins, a widow, is struggling to make a good life for her daughters, Tess and Tina. They are living with Laura's sister Millie and her seven children so when Laura is offered a good job, with accommodation, she is delighted. Life is very different for the Brewsters, living on Manor Farm in Herefordshire. Danny and his girlfriend, Sophie, intend to marry one day so that they can run Manor Farm together but his cousin and best friend, Phil Ryland, feels differently. He longs to get away from farming and intends to escape as soon as he can. Then war comes and changes everything. Tina is evacuated and Tess joins the Land Army. She means to be true to her boyfriend, Mike, but he is far away. Danny and Phil join the RAF, Danny to pilot bombers and Phil as navigator. They end up on the same airfield and fall in love with the same girl...But Phil has a secret which could end his chance of happiness, and Danny is the only person who knows what that secret is...
Shortlisted for Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Romantic Novel of the Year 2007.
Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the Northwest. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Mersey. She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the twentieth century. She also writes as Judith Saxton. For the past few years, she has had to cope with ME but has continued to write.