When Louis, a magnetic 40-something musician searching for true love, meets Francine, a young divorcée who immediately falls for him, everything seems simple. However, even though Louis is a widower, he needs the approval of his meddling twin sister, Alix, and his troubled adolescent son, Frédéric. What's more, Francine happens to be Frédéric's French teacher and the mother of a boy he hates.
Inevitably, things quickly become problematic for Louis and Francine. It will take all of Francine's determination and a little help from fate for her to finally win the love of her life. With endearing warmth, Françoise Bourdin explores the difficulties of starting over at age 40 and the day-to-day worries that arise when families merge.