This is an engaging story about four young ladies attending the Hawley Institute of Art. Liz Gordon is trying to forget a broken engagement and turns to fashion designing and a handsome young man. Melanie Prill is hiding a shaky sense of social status by associating with “proper” people only. Penny Saunders thinks she is plain and is afraid, also can’t imagine herself with girl friends – let alone boyfriends. And Cara Jamison, is a talented artist who becomes hopelessly entangled in a maze of deceit because she is afraid that the barrier of prejudice might hamper her career.