Into the mindless routine of a housing complex came the first hints of change. Talk of a mysterious town that calls. Talk of changes in the complex management threaten. Then two wildly inventive men and a lot of good cooks bolt, abandoning recalcitrant adult children and grandchildren, affordable housing and city amenities. With fixed incomes, experience and courage, they opt for freedom.
Harry chooses to live and is vulnerable to love. Anne knows that she has lived a somewhat nothing life and almost decides to keep it that way. The bridge club, who can chalk up more experience among them than one would expect, often talk about life and love and can deal with any crisis.
There is the doctor who didn't get away and the farmer who has a silent wife and the Fisheries man who has a pregnant wife and the displaced fisherman who has a boat.
Join them all in an unlikely ocean-side retreat as they revel in living and a return to basics. Sit back and live with love and death and disaster, wood cookstoves, farm food, bad weather and sun with balmy sea breezes. Lapping waves in the evening, woodsmoke, cats and dogs galore make up Arden, the mysterious town.