For Lexa and Cordelia Stewart the late 1930s bring changes that neither could have dreamed of. For as well as the onslaught of war, the death of their father leaves them ill equipped to run the family business. Cordelia falls recklessly in love with Joe Given, who is not only married but is looking elsewhere. Meanwhile, Lexa finds brief happiness with William until the war cruelly postpones their wedding.
Will the Tarot card message read by her grandmother years ago finally come true? Will a ‘cruel misunderstanding’ stand in the way of Lexa and her longed-for marriage?