Rosie Hopkins, city girl to the end, is about to face major upheaval. Her elderly aunt Lily is ill and so, taking a leave of absence, Rosie is putting her friends, her boyfriend and her entire life on hold to move to the depths of the Peak District to help. Lilian Hopkins has run the village sweetshop all her life, observing as the village around her has grown and changed with the times. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to sell up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets. Will Rosie come round to the charms of the old sweetshop on the Northern road?