Amethyst has a penchant for strays. When she finds an unwanted baby, she refuses to give him up, despite the scandal caused by "Amy's baby". Her five-times-married aunt Udora says she must find the baby a father, but the best candidate is far from Amy's first choice.
Emerald is a bluestocking. Her dream is to live in a home with a library large enough to keep her occupied for a lifetime. But when she meets Jonathan Trent, Lord Milford, she finds herself occupied in other, infinitely more exciting ways!
Topaz was adopted at birth, which might explain her wild ways and adventurous spirit. Udora feels that marriage will help to settle her down. But marriage to the wrong man? That is something Topaz will never accept-no more than she will accept the secret of her parentage!