You've disappointed me. You had all the potential in the world . . .'
For thirty years William Adair has lived by two indisputable certainties: his daughters' exceptional talents and the enduring importance of his grandfather's carriage house. Now, as he recovers from a stroke, he sees that both have failed him: the carriage house is falling down, while his daughters - divorced Elizabeth, university dropout Diana and sorrowful Isabelle - have returned home. To help William recover, his daughters embark on a campaign to save the carriage house and in so doing seek to rekindle, or banish for ever, their lost hopes and dreams.