World War II is over. Jobs have been found or reclaimed from women by American servicemen returning from Europe and the economy is booming. It is the ‘buy now and pay later’ 1950’s.
Young New Yorker, Rose Pinner, goes with old friends on a winter vacation – all expenses paid. The destination? It’s a swish hotel in Palm Beach, Florida – calm, serene and relaxing or maybe not. She meets a grieving widow and her British nephew, struggling to recover lost property. Rose is a sensible young woman, keen to avoid danger, intrigue and fleeting short-term relationships. How well does she succeed?