An enthralling saga from this popular author - Alice Chase has lived happily with Walter and their four children in Somerset for twenty years. But the past can throw long shadows, and Alice has never been sure which of the two young brothers she should have married. In early 1939, however, there are ominous prospects to distract them all. Yet, while the fate of the world is poised on a knife-edge, Alices own future is finally sealed in a way she never expected . . .