The lieutenant Fraser is expelled from the army for saving the honor of his Superior. Since this gratefulness uses him as chauffeur in his familiar mansion. There it knows Lady Claire.
American executive Conrad Tucker sees a photograph in a magazine of the wealthy Aird family's youngest daughter, and begins a quest to discover if she is the result of his affair with her mother Virginia. Determined to learn the truth, he sets out to uncover the family's long-kept secrets along the way.
Lord Ravenhurst, a former British fencing champion, runs his seaside country estate with his devoted junior son, Taylor, who recruits a youth friend, landscape architect Vivian, daughter of loyal steward Desmond, to help with some modernization. She's disappointed to learn to invitation didn't come from his lordship's firstborn, Samuel, her former flame whom she expected to be in charge. In fact he became a London banker and got engaged to tycoon Archie 's daughter Annabel to pay for his gambling debts. The lord's wife Margaret dies unexpectedly, too short after telling Taylor Samuel was adopted but ignores so to change her will, as the estate is her father's heritage. Samuel returns only to claim 'his inheritance' and Vivian, who is starting to fall for Taylor's honest charm.
Since the death of her parents, Natalie has been taking care of her younger brother John, who has gone wrong due to this tragic loss.
Colonel Mortimer's son Gregory, his pride and joy, returns to the ancestral Cornish estate by the sea for the summer after loosing that year's only Horse Guards officer promotion to his neighbor-buddy Eric. By ancestral tradition, that means another delay too for his long-planned marriage with neighbor's daughter Rebecca, who already doubts if the are actually in love. Mortimer's new housekeeper Elisabeth proves irresistible for father (platonically) and son, but is held back by a family secret concerning her late mother Catherine. Eric also has a confession to make.
Auf der Isle of Wight spielt sich heute ein besonders kompliziertes Familiendrama ab: Tom (Oliver Boysen) gerät zwischen seine neue Verlobte Sam und seine alte Liebe Virginia.
When Judith Dunbar is sent to boarding school she makes friends with the wild and carefree Loveday Carey-Lewis. Loveday introduces Judith to her glamorous and wealthy family and their enchanting Cornish ancestral home.
Valentine is famous for writing parenting guide books and being the perfect woman, wife and mother. But out of the blue, her husband announces he wants a divorce, and their children side with him. As their daughter is about to marry, circumstances repeatedly force the estranged spouses back together.
Rebecca Kendall has it all: a stunning house, two wonderful daughters and a handsome, loving husband. When Richard dies in a plane crash, Rebecca slowly learns the full extent of her husband’s lies and deceit.
When Colonel Carey-Lewis dies, his irrepressible daughter, Loveday, inherits Nancherrow and fights to keep it alive so that her son Nat will eventually take over from her.