For nine years, Christy Drew harboured a secret love for David Langley.
The only problem is that David married Christy's sister, Jill — the 'pretty' sister to Christy's 'clever' one.
Now, after the death of their father, Christy's come to visit David and Jill at their country home, and is relieved to realise that David no longer has the same effect on her as before.
But Jill is just as selfish as always.
Christy finds herself succumbing to the irresistible attractions of Nicholas Blair, headmaster of the renowned Manor House Prep School.
But just when Christy thinks she and Nicholas might finally have a chance of love, Jill has a scandalous affair with a teacher at his school…
Once again, Christy's happiness hangs in the balance.
Will she be able to find love with Nicholas?
Or will she once again end up heartbroken?