When World War Two is finally declared, the entwined Powell and Ronconi families face an uncertain future in Pontypridd. For three women in particular, there are hard choices to make.
Jenny Powell’s husband Eddie abandoned her on their wedding night. His cousin Will, Tina Ronconi’s sweetheart, also enlists, and Bethan’s doctor husband is called up. But even worse for the Ronconis - as Italians, they are suddenly enemy aliens, and face being removed from their home and livelihood. Or can Gina’s passion for a ‘bloody conchae’ save their cafe business?
And when the news of Dunkirk filters in, how many of the women will see their men again?