Lucy and her younger sister, Eva, are shocked by the events that follow their father's death. A woman arrives on their doorstep claiming to be Joseph's legitimate wife. It seems their father deserted Mary Chambers 20 years ago and entered a bigamous marriage with their mother Sylvia.
Gillian Finch and Dorothy Prosser are firm friends as well as cousins. For four years they have kept their friendship secret in the face of the bitter feud that has broken out between their respective families over the will of the family matriarch, Rose Prosser. Siblings, Henry Prosser and Vera Finch are at loggerheads over it and Vera is convinced that Henry has cheated her. It is not the only secret.
Despite the loveless marriage, Ruth's vows are sacred to her, and she is delighted to give birth to a son. But before long, neighbours begin to gossip unjustly about the child's paternity. When her jealous husband threatens baby Andrew's very life, Ruth knows she must do whatever it takes to protect her beloved child.
"Take My Child"