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?