The brewing winds of war will soon rip the family apart.
The Steward family eagerly prepares for the wedding of their daughter Hettie to Geoffrey Bartlette. The event forever binds them to the Bartlettes who have been their friends for decades.
When the Great War explodes, Hettie and her brother, Freddie, join the Canadian Army Medical Corps. This decision is met with resistance and disapproval, causing a rift in the siblings’ relationship with their parents.
As the war rages on, a once stable friendship is tested, two daughters’ marriages are in tatters, and the scourge of influenza sweeps through the civilian population.
Will the Stewards bend under pressure?