The continuing story of Alice Chase and her family - It is the early days of the phoney war and Alice Chase is awaiting the birth of a fifth child. Alices eldest daughter, Rose, is head over heels in love and about to join up as a nursing assistant, following her doctor sweetheart. But as the war clouds gather ever more ominously, new friends and a new man enter Roses life, making her uncertain which way her life should go . . .