In 1919, thanks to the war and Spanish flu, potential husbands are like hens’ teeth. So four young women in dire circumstances take an unusual course of action to solve their problems and find a protector…A charming and facetiously witty novel, set in a small country town in 1919. When Adelaide Nightingale, Louisa Worthington, Maggie O’Connell and Pearl McLeary threw caution to the winds in the most brazen way imaginable, disgrace was inevitable. Four ladies bereft of men have problems that threaten to overwhelm them. One beautiful widow, one coping with a returned soldier who rages and disappears by turns, one raising her brothers on land she can’t prove is hers and a newly arrived housekeeper…to afford a solution they will share.