Adopted at birth into a loving, tidy, English family, charming, chronically untidy Pippa Dunn hopes that finding her birth parents will help her understand why she's so different from everyone she knows -- and somehow cure her of her inability to trust even the most devoted of men. She meets her untidy, creative birth mother in Tennessee, her charismatic birth father in Washington DC -- and moves to New York to be near them, while pursuing an exciting new career. At the same time, she re connects with a man she hardly knows, who also seems to understand her and sends her seductive emails from around the world. She's found her 'self' and everything she thought she wanted. Or has she?