Eighteen-year-old Evie arrives at Post Stone Farm in December 1944, and, choosing to join the land army, she longs for quiet days. The other land girls have already formed close friendships, and Evie barely makes a ripple when trying to blend in. But it is there she falls in love with Giorgio, an Italian POW.
All this changes one June evening when Corporal Norman Clark arrives at the farm, and a startling revelation thrusts Evie into the spotlight. As the full history of her tragic life becomes known to the valley people, many of them become deeply and, in some cases, violently involved in overcoming the obstacles which lie between Evie and the happiness and the enduring love she deserves.