Lizzie adores her beautiful and clever daughters and will do anything for them. Both possess a wonderful creative flair, but have fiercely different characters. Betty, the eldest, is head strong like Lizzie's first husband, whilst Francie is talented and easily influenced. When Betty runs away after an argument with Sebastian, heartbreak and worry descend on the family. At great risk to her health, Lizzie finds herself pregnant but is determined to give Sebastian the son they craved. Sebastian meanwhile is plunged into a dangerous overseas mission using his old contacts to track Betty to Paris and to the lair of the rogue that seduced her.