It's a terrible thing to covet your brother’s girl... New Year’s Eve, 1946. Candles flicker, a gramophone scratches out a tune as guests dance and sip champagne --- for one night Hartgrove Hall relives better days. Harry Fox-Talbot and his brothers have returned from the war determined to save their once grand home from ruin. But the arrival of beautiful wartime singer Edie Rose tangles the threads of love and duty, and leads to a devastating betrayal. 50 years later, now a celebrated composer, Fox reels from the death of his adored wife, Edie. Until his connection with his four-year old grandson --- a piano prodigy --- propels him back into life, and ultimately to confront his past.
Ever since her husband disappeared seven years ago, Juliet Montague has been a hardworking single mother of two and unnaturally practical. But on her 30th birthday, that's all about to change. A wealthy young artist asks to paint her portrait, and Juliet, moved by the powerful desire to be seen, enters into the burgeoning art world of 1960s London, which will bring her fame, fortune --- and a life-long love affair.