'I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren't we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation...' It's January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a sensible professor's wife with a love of gardening and a generous old soul. Glory comes from New England society; Rita spends her life trying to make ends meet. They have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home. And they have only each other for support, hope and courage.