An English ship arrives in 17th Century Virginia, with women destined to marry the frustrated men of Jamestown. They’re faced with a hazardous wilderness and physical hardship; but are drawn to the intoxicating hope of freedom and adventure.
Farlow and Redwick’s disdain for their new female neighbours intensifies and when the precocious Verity is accused of witchcraft, Jocelyn must use her guile to help her friend.
Pamunkey warriors descend upon the colony and the settlers meet with powerful tribal leader Opechancanough. When Massinger tries to cause trouble for Silas, Alice unearths a damning secret from the plantation owner’s past.
Rumour of a goldmine map sends suspicion around the settlement. Farlow and Redwick resort to espionage to get the better of Jocelyn and when James Read’s temper leads him into serious trouble, he finds himself indebted to Alice.
When Yeardley is struck down by illness, Redwick sees an opportunity to cause civil unrest. An accusation by Alice spurs James into finding out what really happened to Henry, whilst Jocelyn realizes she underestimated Temperance.
A disgruntled Verity succumbs to the bad habits for which she was jailed back in England, the Sharrows’ crop comes under a potentially devastating threat and as the settlers mark the summer harvest, an arrival in town disrupts the celebrations.
Henry presents his new found riches to the townsfolk and soon acquires himself an array of eager friends. His return pushes Alice to take matters into her own hands, and a scientific discovery alters the hopes of all within Jamestown.
A boat arrives from England with news for Temperance and important instructions for Yeardley. Redwick strikes a covert and divisive business deal. As the farmers celebrate summer harvest, a new and deplorable chapter in the town’s history begins.