Pippa, an American, wants to prove to her protective family that she can find and keep a job. She is reluctant to return to the States after a few months in England and do as they and her father's partner expect, marry the partner's son Frank. Defying Frank, she accepts a job in Minorca as secretarial assistant to a former film star who is planning to write his memoirs. These promise to be explosive, and both his last wife and his nephew Juan try to persuade him to abandon the idea.
Previously published under the pseudonym Bridget Thorn.