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1948: Change has come to every corner of the globe - and Rosie Stanton, returning home to Northern Queensland after serving the war effort in Brisbane, plans to rescue her family’s foundering sugarcane farm with her unstoppable can-do spirit. Coming up against her father’s old-world views, a farm worker undermining her success, and constant reminders of Rosie’s brothers lost in the war, Rosie realizes she wants more from life and love - but at what cost? Italian immigrant Tomas Conti arrives at a neighboring farm, and sparks fly as Rosie draws close to this enigmatic newcomer.
When Australian Lily Johansson earns the opportunity to dance for the prestigious Bohème Ballet in Paris, she fulfills a lifelong dream and continues a family legacy - but it comes at a cost. While Lily falls in love with the City of Light and her professional life catapults her into fame, her personal life suffers as the relationship with her fiancé deteriorates. On a stormy night, an argument sends Lily racing across the road and a speeding car tragically changes her life forever. Lily’s heart, once full of love and hope, is smashed to pieces and her career crumbles.
1945. When Katarina Sanchez is drawn into the world of flamenco, she’s forced to make a decision - comply with her affluent family’s rigid lifestyle or live a life of poverty but enjoy freedom and self-expression. Although Spain is crippled under a dictatorship, Katarina finds love. However, the tragedy of war brings heartbreak. Present day. Charlotte Kavanagh will do anything to fulfill the wishes of her ailing grandmother, even if it means travelling to Spain to uncover the truth behind a mysterious painting.
As the long, mysterious life of a family matriarch begins to wind down, will she take her secrets with her? Or will her past adventures lead to new ones for the next generation? From a bustling Australian city to the beauty and promise of Granada and a captivating culture, one young woman may dare to find out....
1917. When dancer Viktoriya Budian flees war-torn Russia, she arrives in Paris, destitute and without hope. Her only chance of survival is to join the Ballets Russes, a controversial dance company that works with Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, and Henri Matisse. Present day. Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiancé’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister, Natalie, also a dancer.
1952. Louisa Gilchrist flees her turbulent life in England and arrives in Argentina. When the country’s most influential tango composer chooses Louisa as his muse, she’s hypnotized by high society soirees, powerful friends, and a luxurious existence. But Louisa’s world is shattered when betrayal leads to murder. Present day. Journalist Dani McKenna’s damaged career has a chance of being resurrected if she can secure an interview with reclusive tango dancer Carlos Escudero.
Die Tänzerin am Ufer der Seine. Seit dem Tod ihres Verlobten ist Lily das erste Mal wieder in Paris, der Stadt, in der er ums Leben kam. Hier lernt sie den Komponisten Yves kennen, der an einem Stück über eine russische Tänzerin arbeitet. Yves ist fasziniert von der verletzlichen Lily und hofft auf Inspiration - schließlich war sie einmal selbst eine gefeierte Ballerina. Zunächst weigert sich Lily, nach dem Tod ihres Verlobten hat sie nie wieder getanzt.