Barbara March was on her own, devastated after the loss of her beloved husband Edward. At the age of sixty, she was still young and beautiful. The chance of a new life opens up for Barbara when she meets Marcus Logan on board the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 11. But it soon becomes apparent to Marcus that Barbara still lived in the shadows of her old life not only did she have a glorious soprano voice she was also the most glamorous. She became the darling of the opera houses across Europe and America but gave up a successful singing career, a subject she was reluctant to talk about. Victoria her daughter had been hurt desperately by her mother's marriage so soon after the death of her father who had been a devoted grandfather to Victoria's daughters Kate and Mandy. Victoria showed a fierce determination to stay loyal to her father's memory, she severed her connection with her mother but in her heart she knew her mother loved her grandchildren and her father would not have approved of separating them from Barbara. And so the children came to Glen Haven, Barbara and Marcus's home with Dora, Barbara's sister during the summer and Christmas holidays loving every magical moment of their stay.