Joey Rubin is a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker - single and a workaholic. Her only intimate relationship is with her dog. When her architectural firm sends her to the English countryside to oversee the renovation of an ancient stately home, it seems a dream come true: a chance to prove herself on a project dear to her heart. Stanway House is where JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan, Joey's favourite book. But the job turns out to be harder than she could have imagined. Faced with strong opposition from the local residents to her plans for the building, Joey soon feels that she can do nothing right...until, out jogging one cold January morning, she comes upon a lake hidden away in the grounds of the estate. There, shrieking with laughter in the icy water, is a cast of characters who might have jumped out of the pages of Peter Pan: the feisty members of the "J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society".