A heartbreaking Second World War love story. Love and duty, codes and spies - a tear-jerking wartime saga. Kent, 1939. Eliza is to be married to Nicholas, her companion since she was a child. But when the pair are involved in a car crash, Eliza is rescued by a stranger, Lewis Harper, whose stunning blue eyes she will never forget. As the war begins, Eliza's world begins to fall apart: her beloved brother Martyn is killed in action, and her once-beloved husband grows increasingly distant.
For over 40 years, Rose Pepper has kept her own counsel about the story of her past. But the discovery of some unopened letters threatens to betray all her secrets...Evacuated to Cornwall during the Second World War, Rose falls in love with a young Czech soldier, stationed at the local US army base, both of them trying to forget that Rose is already engaged to a cold and controlling friend of her family. In the chaotic aftermath of the war, Rose and her lover flee to Prague, only to face a greater danger.
"A Season of Leaves"
1914: To the delight of her parents, Violet Prideux is set to marry local squire Weston Penruth. But an incident during their engagement party sees her fleeing to London. Here in the big city she meets local artist Jack Fairling, falling instantly in love. But when Jack enlists, can their happiness survive against the horrors of war? 1936: When Violet's daughter Aster turns 21, she receives a letter that will turn her world upside down.
Nell and Sylvie grow up quickly during the early days of rationing and the arrival of RAF planes in the skies over the Chilterns. Sylvie is desperately worried for her parents who she left behind in Nazi-occupied Normandy. Nell, meanwhile, witnesses the crumbling of her parents' marriage. When the girls fall in love with the same man, the brave and unassuming RAF officer Alex Hammond, he is spared having to choose between them. The machinations of war change the course of all their lives, with devastating consequences.