On duty during London's Blitz...As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver, Lily Brennan, confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Lily begins to suspect that someone at her Ambulance Station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information. Then a Jewish ambulance attendant, David Levy, disappears in suspicious circumstances. Helped by David's school friend, a mysterious and attractive RAF pilot, Lily has to draw on all of her resources to find David but also negotiate the dangers that come from falling in love in a country far from home and in a time of war.
Young Maisie Halliday has escaped the grinding poverty of the northern town where she was born to live in the glittering world of professional dancing. At the outbreak of the Second World War, she volunteers as an ambulance driver.Maisie is at the Cafe de Paris nightclub when it is bombed. In the chaos, she attempts to help an injured man, and by this charitable act she becomes mixed up in what may well be a murder. A series of incidents, all connected to a handsome, arrogant American, throw Maisie's life into a dangerous spin. With one serious misjudgement, Maisie risks losing everything she holds dear.
1944. Rosie Sinclair is proud to be doing her bit for the war effort as a driver at Cottisbourne Park -- the secret heart of Britain's fight against Germany, where a team of codebreakers are battling to save the country. But when she's given a mission to drive Major-General 'Bluff' Kingsley-Flynn down to Cottisbourne, Rosie finds herself on the frontline of a new battle - to uncover a possible spy at the Park who is jeopardising their work, and to resist her own attraction to the dashing Bluff himself... As the threat to her fellow codebreaker girls grows ever stronger, Rosie realises her country needs her more than ever. Can she save the day without losing her heart?
On a remote Scottish island sits Greyfriars House, a house haunted by unspoken words and family mysteries. In 1939, family and friends gather to forget their fears about the impending war. Nine-year-old Olivia watches the grown-ups with fascination, then Olivia sees something she isn't meant to and when the truth comes out, it reverberates through the generations. Almost fifty years later, Olivia has fallen ill and urges her daughter, Charlotte, to visit Greyfriars. There is something her great aunts want to share with Charlotte, but in order to truly understand their secret Charlotte must first understand what happened to them before and during the war.
Meggie Elliot, an intelligent young woman who dreams of going to university and becoming a lawyer, joins the WRNS during World War II and falls for a charming aristocrat named Nick Cowan, but Nick may not be what he seems.
Lake District, 1942. The women at Mary Vale's Home for Mothers and Babies must pull together during their darkest hour... But Sybil would rather be anywhere else. She hoped to spend the season in London when an unexpected pregnancy soon put an end to those plans. Rosie arrives with her two children in tow --their lives torn apart after their house was bombed. And when new midwife Edith joins it's clear she has her own secrets to hide. Then one day Mary Vale faces the ultimate threat -- requisition by the army -- and the mothers and midwives must find comfort and friendship in one another. But can they also find the strength to fight for their home?
Alice, an upper-class Londoner, is recruited into the Special Operations Executive and sent to Paris where she meets Gertrude, an ex-prostitute working for the Resistance Movement. Together they discover that they have a connection to the same man, Ralph D'Olivier, and vow to unravel the mystery of his death.
After a bomb destroys Esme's London home and kills her son, she moves to Woodicombe, her old country house in Devon, to begin the impossible task of recuperating. Soon she is drawn back into the world of espionage, and as her marriage to Richard starts to crumble, a local airman pulls her closer. Meanwhile, Lou awaits confirmation that she can relocate to Canada to be with her husband Douglas. Biding her time back home, she notices her father behaving strangely and disappearing at odd hours to wander the nearby cliffs. With rumours of spies afoot, she needs to learn the truth before anyone else does. Lou and Esme still have battles to overcome as the war continues. Will Esme betray her wedding vows, or can she find her way back to Richard?
London, 1940. After her fiance breaks off their engagement, Evelyn decides to do her part for the war effort by signing up for construction work on Waterloo Bridge. Grieving after her little boy dies in an air raid, Gwen is completely lost when her husband sends their younger children to the countryside for safety. Enlisting as a construction worker, she is partnered with cheerful Evelyn. The two women strike up a heartwarming friendship. Musical prodigy Joan's life has always been dictated by her controlling mother. When an affair nearly ends in scandal, Joan finally takes her life into her own hands. She soon finds work at Waterloo Bridge. Yet there are other troubles for her to overcome?