A time of peace follows the victory of WWII, but with peace comes unforeseen problems. Demobbed men are strangers to their families. Women have managed on their own, keeping their families safe and fed. It may be a time of peace but it is also a time of challenge, especially for Rose, whose job is to help others. When Rose meets a demobbed airman named Joe and his motherless son, she gives them her support and friendship and gradually her heart. But when Rose's brother Freddie comes home from Germany with a pregnant wife, the woman is shunned by neighbours as the enemy. And Freddie has a secret which threatens to destroy Rose and Joe's relationship. In a time for peace, the strength of Rose and Joe's love is tested. Can they sustain their love in such adversity and build a future together?