During WWI Greyladies is requisitioned by the government as a POW internment centre. Harriet is now a widow, as she has always known she would be with such a frail husband, but now has a son and daughter to care for. The three of them go to live with Joseph's family when Greyladies is requisitioned. Harriet is worried that all her careful renovations will be destroyed and her search for other Latimer women has to be abandoned temporarily because of the war
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During World War One, Greyladies - an ancient manor house in rural Wiltshire - is requisitioned for a hospital. Its mistress Harriet, her husband Joseph, and their sons are allowed to stay in the rear part of the house; but when tragedy strikes Joseph's brothers, his future at Greyladies is at risk... When her German employers are interned because of the war, Phoebe Sinclair loses her job; and even worse, her brutish step-cousin Frank tries to force her to marry him. Fleeing to London, Phoebe starts a new life as a nursing assistant - and when she's posted to Greyladies, she feels she's come home. But Frank is still pursuing her, and her blossoming friendship with career soldier Corin McMinty has its own problems. With obstacles at every turn, can Phoebe find happiness?