It is 1946: Olivia boards a ship with her family and begins a journey home to Gibraltar. Evacuated during World War II when she was an infant, Olivia looks forward to meeting her father for the first time. On her journey, Olivia makes friends with a girl named Eva. They eventually go their separate ways, but Eva has left her scarf behind. Olivia arrives in Gibraltar: her father is not waiting for her… In time, Olivia writes a letter to Eva informing her that she in possession of the scarf, and waits desperately for her reply. Eva is living in Spain - a country coming to terms with the horrors of the Civil War; Olivia’s instincts suggest that Eva’s family has been affected by the unrest there. Olivia desperately searches for Eva and in time finds herself back in London and a short walk away from where her lost friend may be living. Loss and death continue to keep Olivia at bay, though. Fate still has a hand to play, however…and finding Eva will bring Olivia a sense of order and understanding to her topsy-turvy world.