'Pardon me for interrupting, Ma'am. May I have the pleasure of the next dance with you?' He gave her that smile and she was lost.br> Spring 1944. A group of GIs arrive in Columbine, a village near Falmouth, causing a stir amongst the local young women. Kerry Penfold's sweetheart, Tom, is a serving soldier in France, so she is content to stand by and watch as her best friend Claire becomes smitten with one of the handsome Americans.
But when charming Marvin Mcleod receives a Dear John letter from his girlfriend, Kerry becomes his shoulder to cry on and they grow close. When D-Day arrives, the GIs suddenly depart and all returns to comparative normality. But the war has left its casualties and the village is grieving for its losses.
A few months later, Tom is wounded and discharged and Kerry is secretly relieved that he will no longer have to fight. But her joy soon turns to dismay when she realises how the war has changed him. Matters come to a head when a dozen of the GIs return to the village, including Claire's sweetheart - and Marvin. Will Kerry finally have to choose between the two men in her life?