They had been through one World War and a Great Depression. Now they faced another global conflict. Share the adventures of the Burns and McIntyre families in World War 2 Scotland.
Follow the lives of four strong women as they strive to keep their families together while their men are at war. Sail with the men into hazardous scenes of action as they deal with the conflicting moods and emotions brought by constant danger. Roses of Winter recreates the experience of living through the world's greatest conflict as the characters seek to survive and imagine a future. Discover along with them that even in the winter of wartime flowers may yet bloom.
The first New Year of peacetime brings the hope of new beginnings. A 'chance encounter' changes Donald McIntyre's life. The Burns and McIntyre families find themselves linked together. Charlie Burns surprises Mary with an unsuspected insight.
Bessie McIntyre receives another telegram. Donald McIntyre has been keeping secrets from his mother. A chance encounter brings matters to a head.
The long years of war are weighing heavily on Mary Burns. Like many others, she is waiting for it to end. Pearl's mother Peggy seeks her out and brings shocking news. Ellen receives a letter that takes her on a long and personal journey.
Ellen Burns's romantic life becomes complicated while Betty's improves. Mary Burns discovers that having two teenage daughters can be just as trying in wartime as in peace.
Bessie McIntyre receives two telegrams on the same day. One brings good news. A letter ends a romance.
A small group of surviving ships seek shelter in the Matochkin strait to prepare for the final dash to Archangel. Donald McIntyre finds himself caught up in the struggle to save his ship.