September 1940. England is at war and London has become a fragile home for widowed Livia Ripley and her two young daughters. So when Livia meets charismatic publisher Hugo, she is hopeful her life is about to change for the better. Before it can, the wail of the siren heralds the arrival of the Luftwaffe.
As the raids intensify, Livia volunteers to be a warden at the invitation of the enigmatic Justin. It’s during these dangerous nights that she experiences the true reality of war – a great contrast from the afternoons of cocktails and comfort spent with Hugo. Opening her eyes to the difficult task ahead, Livia must discover an inner strength that will help her save those she loves.