In the aftermath of the Second World War, two women leave England for new lives as GI brides. Gracie Brown starts her married life living with her husband Jeff's family: an overbearing mother-in-law and a brother-in-law whom her husband detests. Valerie Brampton and her lawyer husband, Ross, have their own property, but with a past girlfriend still holding on to hope of a relationship with him, all is far from settled.
On the night before the grand reopening of Club Valletta, former Wren Victoria Teglia can't help but wonder what her late father would think. She can still clearly remember the day her mother told her that rather than simply being a courageous hero, her father was also a criminal, and his club was a hotbed of prostitution and illegal gambling.
It's the 1940s. War alters lives, and for three women from different walks of life, the choices they make will change everything forever....
Jenny Proctor is a well-to-do housewife with a demanding husband. She devotes her life to serving him - but when he enlists, she finds her voice...and a new friendship with a young GI. Vibrant Rusty Dobbs is a prostitute by choice, making money from servicemen. But when she falls in love with an American captain, she hides her profession from him.
Connie Morgan works in the haberdashery department of a large Southampton store, and is in love with her married boss. But everything changes when she's swept off her feet by dashing young car mechanic Sam. Having fallen head over heels for Sam, Connie is anxious to end her adulterous affair with John Baker. But John isn't going to let her go that easily, and Connie knows that if Sam ever finds out about her relationship with a married man, he will end everything, dashing all her dreams.