Laura McRae is beautiful, gifted and madly in love – until at eighteen her life is shattered in a few brief moments. Soon it is wartime, a time of racketeering and high stakes – and impulsive marriages. Falling into the arms of Eddie Ashworth seems to be the love Laura has dreamed of but is her new husband really the man he seems?
All she can cling to is her talent for fashion and her determination never to be poor again; a talent and determination that takes her into the glamorous salons of Sydney′s high society. As her business climbs from success to success, her creations become the toast of the town, her customers the rich and powerful. Then Captain Jack Beaumont walks into her life. This time, can Laura truly find happiness? And this time, could it be forever?