Madeline Elizabeth Leeds is the genius behind Madeline’s Moods—a line of ladies’ intimate apparel known worldwide for comfort, elegance and price. She built an empire by getting her way, but her tough-as-nails façade gets her nowhere in love, or even satisfaction.
When her eccentric sister asks her to visit, Madeline insists her supposedly unadventurous assistant Jill Caswell join her. But Jill is not the meek, mousey girl she appears to be. In fact, she makes Madeline downright jealous with her promiscuous romps.
Madeline counters by imitating Jill’s licentious behavior with Daniel McAllister, who steals her heart, but whose past life shakes her faith. Her very foundation is tested as she finds the role her niece Annalisa played in her painful past, but through trust, she learns the truth her enemies have been hiding.
Finally seeing what life means to her, Madeline leads the charge in joining the local affiliate of Club Etienne. With her newfound sense of purpose, she finds nothing important is beyond her, and nothing beyond her is important.