It's a summer's day in 1953 that turns Hilary Napier's life upside-down. When Marianne, a beautiful French woman, knocks on her door, Hilary is taken aback by Robert, the young boy with her. He has the same eyes as the brother she lost in the war... As the village of Burracombe tries to make sense of the strangers in their midst, there is much to celebrate. Yet as always, life is complicated and some people must learn cruel truths about the world. But Burracombe is the kind of place where people pull together and the community offers support and understanding.