Spending the summer in Candle Beach was fun as a kid, but Dahlia had dreams of seeing the world beyond its sandy shores. When she inherits a crumbling house and a struggling bookstore in the heart of her summertime home, Dahlia sees it as an opportunity to follow her dreams. All she needs is paint and a For Sale sign, and she’ll have enough money to be on the next flight out.
Telegrams and Teacakes
At the Barton Bakery, Betty finds a sanctuary with shopkeeper Audrey Barton, but Audrey is fighting battles of her own. Her husband is at war and in grave danger, she is heavily pregnant, and her customers are horrified by the demands imposed by rationing. Audrey’s stepsister Lily receives a letter from a man she once loved very much, a man she thought was lost to her forever. He offers her a new future with him, but one that will mean sacrificing so many of her hopes and dreams…