Rosalind and her husband Paul move from Australia to England due to his job with a multinational company. But Paul is called away to deal with a crisis in Hong Kong, and Rosalind is left to settle in a new country on her own. One by one her three grown children need help, and there is only Rosalind available, because as usual Paul puts his job first. When she finds out that her husband has been unfaithful for years, it appears to be the final blow to their marriage, especially as she has met another man. Rosalind's confidence grows as she wins acclaim as an embroidery artist and comes into an inheritance that will give her financial independence. Will her loyalty keep her with her husband, or will Paul get more than he'd bargained for with the new Rosalind?