Brodie Logan had thought her marriage to Colin was a match made in heaven. But now her once-loving husband is distant and unfriendly, so she makes the life-changing decision to leave him. She moves into Chestnuts, a ramshackle old house in Liverpool inherited from her mother. Deciding to let out the rooms to lodgers, three very different women come to join Brodie.
Life at Chestnuts seems idyllic. The four women while away the brilliant summer under the trees in the enchanting garden of the big house, forming friendships that will last a lifetime. But it isn’t all a bed of roses - and nothing lasts forever.