Allie returns to Seabrook to find Noah living in the restored house. In the morning, Anne appears on Noah's doorstep, warning Allie that Lon has followed her to Seabrook.Anne reveals that in her youth she had been in love with a lower-class young man and still thinks of him.The college depicted briefly in the film is identified in the film as Sarah Lawrence College, but the campus that is seen is actually the College of Charleston.
Noah enlists with Fin to fight in World War II, where Fin is killed in battle.
Allie volunteers in a hospital for wounded soldiers, where she meets officer Lon Hammond Jr., a young lawyer who comes from old Southern money.
Noah takes Allie to an abandoned house that he intends to buy for them.
They try to make love, but are interrupted by Noah's friend Fin with the news that Allie's parents have the police looking for her.
Ultimately, she goes back to her relationship with Noah.