After a two-year courtship, Kitty Freeman agrees to marry Henry, fulfilling the expectations of both families. But their contented, settled existence is to change when Henry is called up to serve king and country in WWII. Being apart makes them both realise what true, passionate love is - for Henry falls for a Frenchwoman and Kitty is deeply enamoured with Guy Buckmaster, an American Lieutenant stationed in Southampton. Despite the fact that Henry, away from home, is free to follow his heart, Kitty is plagued by her conscience and the marriage vows she made. As confusion threatens to tear her apart, her loyalty to her family is questioned further, putting her very life in danger. Will she make the right decisions to ensure her future is a happy one?
June Tate was born in Southampton and spent the early years of her childhood in the Cotswolds before returning to Southampton after the start of the Second World War. After leaving school she became a hairdresser on cruise ships the Queen Mary and the Mauritania, meeting many Hollywood film stars and VIPs on her travels. After her marriage to an airline pilot, she lived in Sussex and Hampshire before moving to Estoril in Portugal. June, who has two adult daughters, now lives in Sussex.