'Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear'
So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister found their neighbours' new baby waking for her feed. The 'Munro Baby Mystery' changed their lives - and their bank balances - forever.
Now Connie has passed away and the island residents ponder her legacy. Sophie Honeywell is looking down the barrel of her fortieth birthday, still hoping for that fairytale ending. Grace, the Munro Baby's beautiful granddaughter, can't tell anyone what she hopes for. It would be too shocking.
Meanwhile, a frumpy housewife makes a pact with a stranger, an old lady starts making her own decisions and a family secret finally explodes on an extraordinary night of mulled wine, fire-eating and face painting - the Last Anniversary.