This is the concluding book of a trilogy that follows the life of one particular child called Mary, who was born into poverty in 1924. Orphaned when she was two years old, Mary was sent to Reedham Orphanage with her brother, Roy, who was her only comfort in a harsh, uncertain world. When her mother re-married a man who reluctantly gave them a home, that uncertainty followed them. On the outbreak of the Second World War, Mary joined the Land Army, where once again she faced an uncertain future and betrayal, a betrayal that was orchestrated by John, her stepfather. Alone once more, she befriended Dennis, who had just returned from the war and who himself had his own nightmares and uncertainties. Would she ever find the love that she so desperately needed, or would she be too afraid of rejection? Only time would tell.