The story involves three women .Carmen has been a widow for three years and finds herself noticing men again. Her brother -in-law Rennie, a rock star like his dead brother, comes to stay with her. Her first relationship is with Joe, a plumber who hopes to persuade her to part with some of her fortune. Luckily Rennie warns her and she ends up feeling betrayed. So when she falls for Nick who works with her in a shelter for the homeless, she does not let him know who or what she really is. When her deception is discovered it sours the relationship for some time.
The second woman [Nancy]is her friend whose marriage has broken up because of her husband's infidelity. She moves from Edinburgh to London to stay with Carmen, as does Carmen's mother Rose, who takes over the running of the house and manages to make friends with neighbours, finds a job for her daughter with Zac, a fashion designer, and generally fixes problems.
The third woman is a young girl Mia who arrives to live with her father (Connor) who lives next door. He is Irish and owns fitness clubs. She manages to break up her father's relationship with Sadie, an instructor at the club, and then find him a new girlfriend Tabitha after her unsuccessful attempt match- make him and Nancy. She and Sadie become enemies, and she gets herself arrested for protesting for animal's rights in Trafalgar Square. She also informs Zac's father William that his son is gay.