Eva Doyle must find a way to support her mother and herself after her father's death, which she feels responsible for. Unfortunately there are no jobs during the Great Depression, especially not for someone so young, with no experience. Adding to her frustration, the rich boy she's in love with barely knows she exists. How can she reach her dreams when they seem so impossibly far away?
When Joya Smithson's husband dies in a car crash, she discovers he's been keeping some terrible secrets. Now those secrets are devastating Joya's world. Suddenly she has no money, no workplace skills and no home. Should she move in with a complete stranger, based on only a flimsy promise? Can she ever find love again? She has to find a new way to live, and a new view of herself, fast!
Charlotte Parker, a proper Boston wife and mother, is determined to reach the California gold fields to learn what happened to her missing father. Unfortunately, her husband has other ideas, and he will do anything to keep her from getting away and revealing his secrets!
Davee, a professional food taster, loses her job and discovers her apartment has been burglarized, all in one horrible day. But then she meets her dream man and moves in with him. Can he help her or is he just more trouble?