It's 1939 and the war is about to begin when Laura and Queenie first meet. Then when the air raids begin, Queenie finds herself shipped to a small town on the Welsh coast. At first it seems to be a haven of peace and quiet - that's until something happens, so shocking, it will forever prey on her mind. When the war finally ends, it's an entirely different Queenie that comes back home. She returns to Liverpool to begin a new career, and then finally finds love. Meanwhile, Laura is just looking forward to becoming an ordinary housewife again, but instead is facing an unpredictable future when life takes an unexpected turn..