As the clouds of war gather over Cavendon Hall, the next generation must step forward...The great house of Cavendon Hall has stood on the Yorkshire moors for centuries. Two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, have been bound by loyalty since the first stone was laid. But when war looms, the survival of the great Cavendon estate must rest with the Earl's eldest daughter, Daphne, and her sister in-law Cecily Swann. Sons, husbands and brothers are called up to fight; trials and tragedies strike the great house itself, but the women of every generation and background rise to meet the terrible threat posed by Hitler. The Cavendon Luck has held for a long time. Can it hold in the face of this greatest threat of all - and can it protect the next generation?