Anna has waited a long time to fall in love and now that she has, she's not going to let her boyfriend Charlie's mother stand in her way. Meredith Granger is frighteningly well-cultured and impossible to impress. So far, Anna hasn't even been allowed to meet her.
But when Charlie leaves the country on business for the summer, Anna decides to take matters into her own hands. Reinventing herself from 'one of the boys' in an office full of foul-mouthed sales reps into the perfect, butter-wouldn't-melt daughter-in-law, Anna embraces a whole new life. Garden parties, Sunday tennis, little vintage dresses from Laura Ashley - it seems almost too easy.
It's only when she tails Meredith on an Art Explorers' trip to Andalucia that she wonders if things might be rather more difficult and if she might be a little out of her depth after all ...