Everyone says that they lead charmed lives : successful lawyer and single mother Stella ; witty TV writer Tara, and dreamy, artistic Holly. Perhaps it cornes from their calm, elegant mother, Rose, the centre of the family and adored wife of Hugh. Now, with Hugh and Rose married for forty years, the Irish country town of Kinvarra is looking forward to a celebration. But as plans are made for the party of the decade, the secret heartaches the four women have kept hidden, even from each other, begin to emerge. Are they strong enough to deal with the truth about their golden lives ?