Two mothers, both fleeing from the British Isles during world war two. Why is one woman so anxious about being a war bride while the other one, who is marrying a widower, seems more accepting? Why does Marita give one, but only one of her daughters away? Why was Marita's husband sent home from the war? What will it be like leaving Birmingham, England especially when a war is going on. to settle in a Canadian wilderness? What will happen to the twins? How will they cope with being separated if, or rather when they find out?'