1939. Eve Armstrong is being evacuated to Devon. As the train pulls out of London she takes a last look at the crowded platform, the shabbily dressed evacuees, and a rude little boy sticking his tongue out. At first Eve is happier than ever at Drake’s Farm. It’s a different world that invites fresh starts, and so when Eve runs into the boy from the station, Johnny Durrell, they call a truce and soon become firm friends. The war might be a distant reality, but the arrival of Connie Hale makes every day a battle. Connie is stuck up and spiteful – and Johnny’s new best friend. Will Eve fight for Johnny or concede defeat?