When Emma Harte leaves Fairly Hall she is 16, single, and pregnant. With determination hard work and resilience that was to become her trademark, Emma becomes one of the world's richest women. From the streets of Knightsbridge, London to the bustling city of New York, Harte Enterprises becomes the toast of the world.
When Emma Harte has to leaves Fairly Hall after her passionate affair with her masters' son (Peter Chelsom) she is pregnant and alone. Escaping to town of Leeds to be with her friend Blackie O'Neill (Liam Neeson. Emma quickly finds her feet and dominates the market. Driven by revenge, she is determined to avenge herself from the betrayal at the hands of the Fairleys, Emma succeeds in ruining their lives and money and securing incalcuble wealth for herself. Marriage to Joe Lowther (John Duttine) brings her a son Kit, although she is widowed during the war. Two further children, Robin and Elizabeth result in her second marriage to the charming womaniser Arthur Ainsley (Christopher Gable). She finally finds true love with Major Paul McGill (Barry Bostwick) the man that was dominate her life and overthrow her mistrust in men, resulting in the birth of her last child Daisy.
This story charts Emma's rise from lowly kitchen maid to multi millionairess. Fighting off opposition from her sworn enemy, Gerald Fairly, older brother of Edwin Fairly, father to her illegitimate child Edwina. To her final act of vengeance, against the very people she loved whole-heartedly.