It is 1946: the war is over and three young women face a new kind of life. But peacetime brings its own pressures.
Katie O'Neill's childhood has been dominated by her temperamental mother and by frightening secrets. Innocent, yet hungry for love, she is easily taken in by male charm and is left outcast and alone with her young son.
Emma Brown has spent the war longing for her husband Norm to return and meet the son he has never seen.
And Molly Fox, after a sad and brutal childhood, found a place to belong during the war, in the women's army.