When the Freeman family returns to England after ex-pat life abroad, Isabel realises her life is crying out for something more. But, after years of being defined as Neil’s wife, what? Despite Neil’s misgivings, she finds a position working for the disorganised – if dangerously attractive – Patrick and, although her head is telling her to think of Neil and the children, Isabel is drawn to her new boss
Lu Edwards believes in travelling light. All she needs is a Mr Right to slip into her streamlined life, and Marcus fits the bill to perfection – if only he wasn’t moving to Minneapolis. Lu’s grandmother is also looking for a man, a First World War soldier from her past, but there’s only a photo to go on. Lu turns for help to Nick, a WW I expert with more baggage than Heathrow. He is, on paper, everything she doesn’t want in a man.
When Natalie's boyfriend Michael tells her that he "needs space", she's devastated. Natalie's friends drag her off speed-dating, but she's still yearning for Michael. One of her speedy dates is Guy and, despite the lack of chemistry, at least she's now got a date for her best friend's wedding. But past indiscretions are about to come to light. Natalie needs to escape.
Becca seems to have it all - a stable marriage, a lovely home and a 14-year-old daughter, Lily, who's growing up beautifully. But when her mother drops a bombshell about her relationship with Becca's father, Becca's world is turned upside down - everything she thought was certain slips away. She turns to her husband, Martin, for support, only to find that he's too preoccupied to listen to her concerns.