Now that Nell’s three sons are in work and becoming more independent, she’s ready to build a new life for herself. She’s been left a house in England by an elderly aunt and decides to leave Australia to start a new chapter. On her arrival at Peppercorn Street, Nell encounters Angus Denning, a software engineer with an Honourable title and a stately home at the end of the road. Then there’s Winifred, an elderly lady who lives alone but has made friends with young, single mum Janey.
It’s not long before the quartet are firm friends and Nell has trouble resisting Angus’s charms. But life doesn’t always run smoothly; Winifred is being harassed by an estate agent to sell the only home she’s ever known to the Cinnamon Gardens development and Janey realises she and her daughter, Millie, are being stalked.
With things far from settled, can Nell build a new life with Angus? Will Winifred surrender her home to the greedy property developer? Can the residents of Peppercorn Street find happiness?