Molly Meredith is happy with her lot in life. She has a thoughtful, considerate husband in Joe, a house spectacularly decorated with her creative curtain making skills, and a gorgeous baby son, Eddie, who is considered cute and adorable by absolutely everyone he meets. Everyone, that is, except his father. For Joe has never come to terms with the fact that he has been adopted, and the arrival of his son just serves to rekindle painful memories. His reaction is to shut him out, and pretend that Eddie doesn't exist. Molly is understandably upset but is equally determined to do something about it. The key to their happiness, she decides, is the woman who gave him away all those years ago. When Molly finally tracks her down, she is shocked to discover who Joe's mother really is. Stella Milton is the intellectual sexpot of the British stage, an actress whose picture has adorned many an adolescent boy's bedroom. Joe is overjoyed at finally being acquainted, and for a while it seems that Molly's plan has worked. But then Joe starts spending more and more time with his mother, and less and less with his wife and son . . .