Lucy Potter loves her mother, but she hates the fact that Nora is a medium. A down-to-earth girl, Lucy is exasperated by Nora's regular chatty conversations with dead relatives so, eager to get away from home, she joins the Women's Land Army.
But work on the isolated East Anglian farm proves gruelling; the locals are hostile, and Lucy's problems follow her- first her caddish ex-fiance turns up to haunt her every step, then Nora appears on a spiritualist tour and becomes the toast of the country.
Then Lucy meets Joe from the nearby RAF camp. At first he seems to be her polar opposite. But love liberates Lucy from her prejudices the way nothing else could and she begins to suspect she shares more of Nora's qualities than she bargained for . . .