A story of young love and lasting friendship.
Jennie Trent has three loves in her life: her family at the Station House, deep in the Kent countryside; Applemere, the Fokingham family's mysterious great house nearby; and Jack Colby, her father's porter. When Jennie makes friends with Anna, the Fokinghams' wayward daughter, she finds herself caught between her love for her home and Jack and the beckoning exciting world beyond them. When war breaks out in 1914, however, Jennie finds her own path through her dilemma . . .