The second book, DAISY, begins five years later: Paul and Corinne are still stuck in their long-distance relationship and now the focus turns to the second daughter, who is returning from a post-graduate year in London and determined to pursue a career in financial media in New York. When the brilliant financial tycoon Ben Kingston offers her a business deal she converts it into a personal relationship. This book follows their first few turbulent months together as they figure out how to balance power between them and how to support each other through family problems.
The third book, VALERIE, takes up the story of the next sister, a successful fashion model, who was recently slashed by a stalker. The attack left her with physical and psychological scars and she leans on her E.R. doctor, Adam Talbot, for support. As that friendship slowly becomes romantic new crises develop between Paul and Corinne, and the youngest sister Samantha suffers a critical injury during an Olympic ski race. This book ends with Paul and Corinne’s marriage in May and Valerie and Adam’s full commitment to each other.
The fourth book, MARIE, turns to the next sister, a tennis player who has just graduated from Stanford and wants to begin a career as a sportswriter. She pulls some strings to land a profile of Jared Mackinnon, a star quarterback from UCLA now starting an NFL career with the Denver Pioneers. During the long summer of their interviews they struggle to keep their relationship professional and to help Marie get over her panic attacks over flying. This book ends after her article is published and they are able to go public as a couple.
The final book of the series, SAMANTHA, starts with the youngest daughter coming back from rehab all spring and summer to finish her last semester of college at UC Boulder. Over the past year Sam had been in lust with her college adviser, Liam Ramsey, but he had vetoed any romantic relationship between them on ethical grounds. During the difficult months in rehab, though, they grew close and by the fall they are both struggling to keep their relationship platonic. This book ends with their long-delayed relationship starting when she finishes her finals. The series ends with a family reunion in Boulder for Ben and Daisy’s wedding over Christmas and New Year’s.