It is 1940, a year into the Second World War. London is now a very dangerous place. But despite the bombing and the privations, living and loving must go on.
Shy Katy Parsons from the pub summons the courage to enroll as a nurse, but quickly discovers that the rigours of hospital life are hard to bear, although not quite as hard as falling in love with an unobtainable man.
Away on an ENSA tour, Jen Carter finds herself unexpectedly homesick. While her mother, Joyce, prefers to face the terror of the burning streets on the WVS van than suffer her husband's violence at home.
The friends and neighbours, men and women, rich and poor, the inhabitants of Lavender Road face up the the trials and tribulations of the London Blitz.