Sydney Wells gave up a successful career in fashion design to marry and have children. When she is left widowed at 49, she discovers that her husband had left no will and that their house and all it contains now belongs to his daughters from his first marriage. They are a spiteful and greedy pair, determined to make her suffer.
In reduced circumstances, she finds a job back in the world of fashion, but a trusted colleague makes trouble for her and she is threatened with a criminal record. How much more despair and ill luck can happen to an innocent woman?