Since the sudden death of her husband, Naomi has steadily rebuilt the life they shared in the village of Tilsham by the sea.
Her eldest daughter, Martha, is sensible and determined - just like her father was - and very much in control of where her life is going.
If she could just get pregnant with her husband, life would be perfect. Willow, the youngest, was always more sunny and easy-going, yet drifted through life, much to her father's frustration. But now, with charming new boyfriend, Rick, she has a very good reason to settle down.
The three women are as close as can be. But there are things Naomi has kept from her daughters.
Like the arrival of Ellis, a long-lost friend from way back, now bringing the fun and spark back into her life. And she's certainly never told them that her marriage to their father wasn't quite what it seemed...