In the years following the end of the Second World War, life at the Glens of Lochandee is tough. Many families in the village have been bereaved, and rationing is affecting business. Nevertheless, Conan Maxwell's new garage is doing well, and he and his Welsh-born partner, Nick, are hoping to expand. But how will their partnership survive their differing ambitions? Conan's young sister, Bridie is faced with a dilemma. Is her desire for Nick going to pull her away from her other great passion - her animals and farm? Will they ever be able to marry or afford a home of their own? Old school friend Fiona Sinclair returns from the city, now a successful accountant. How welcoming are the village community going to be - especially her old childhood rival, Conan? Rachel Maxwell, Bridie's mother, fears for her family and the long-term future of her beloved Glens of Lochandee.