When Eleanor sets off for lunch at a seaside pub one glorious September day, she has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down. Divorced, and newly retired from a glamorous career in London, she is enthusiastic about the prospect of making a fresh start and enjoying gentler pace of life in the country. Then a near-fatal car crash changes everything. Confined to hospital for several weeks, the fiercely-independent Eleanor must come to rely on others. Her daughter Alex, starting out on her own career and caught up in a tempestuous relationship, returns home to care for her mother. Under difficult circumstances, the two women are forced to re-assess what they mean to each other . . .