Norfolk 1939. The start of World War II brings about dramatic changes for the de Lacey family. Their eldest daughter Elizabeth is expected home any day from France when an accident detains her with the war rumbling ever closer. Her sister Amy has returned from finishing school full of possibilities for her future. Jack, the eldest son, is distracted by his blossoming romance with Lucy Storey, the daughter of the village stationmaster. And the youngest de Lacey, Edmund, is seeking adventure with the new evacuees. The war is bringing changes for all at Nayton Halt, changes they must embrace.