Slapton Sands, Devon 1943 Carol Porter has had a difficult war. Less than a year ago she lost both her husband and baby, and with them her heart. Only recently has she's found peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol's sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly learns of Carol's situation she's worried for her little sister. As rumours reach Cliffehaven about the movements at Slapton Sands however, Pauline's concern moves to her only surviving son. As much as Pauline's sister-in-law Peggy tries to soothe her fears, Pauline is convinced Brendon will be called up to assist in the action. Just as Carol is preparing to face the impending upheaval alone, her beloved mother Dolly swoops in to Slapton. Packing up the life she'd hoped to share with her lost family makes Carol look to her future, Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts.