Red haired, quick tempered Bethany Burnett embraces the new era with gusto. A career of her own choice, a shocking pink mini dress, a boyfriend called Bear and driving lessons are all on her agenda - to the consternation of her staid and respectable parents.
But beneath her confident exterior lies a nagging worry - from whom did she inherit her copper-coloured curls? Not from any of her close relatives that's for sure. Adoption could be the answer but Bethany uncovers facts that suggest a more sinister explanation. Unless her suspicions are disproved there can be no future for her and the man she plans to marry. Is it possible to establish the truth?