Devoted to his work, but emotionally unfulfilled, Bernie achieves his romantic dream when he meets and eventually marries beautiful divorcee, Liz. Their new life together with her young daughter Jane is blissfully happy until Liz is fatally stricken with cancer soon after the birth of their son. Heartbroken, Bernie and eight-year old Jane struggle to come to terms with their tragic loss. Suddenly out of the blue arrives Jane's natural father, an ex-convict. He demands money in exchange for giving up custody of Jane and eventually kidnaps her and flees to Mexico. Angry and desperate, Bernie tracks him down and brings the traumatised girl home, where they must both try and rediscover the 'Fine Things' in life.