When Nora Banks goes to answer the doorbell very early one November 1st, she thinks it must be a group of teen pranksters still out trick-or-treating. But its no prankits the Feds, who have come to arrest her husband Evan for a white collar crime. Noras enviable, privileged life in the eighteenth-century house shed quit her job to renovate to museum-quality perfection, is upended in an instant.
The Bedford wives close ranks against Nora and her children. Noras only support comes from her childrens nanny Beatriz. The two women bond to raise the boys as smoothly as possible while Nora goes back to work.
Baking has always been her biggest passion, so she launches a business of her own, the Summer Kitchen. Tempted by the offer of an affair with one of the local husbands and thwarted by an alpha wife who actively tries to shut down her business, Nora has to reach into reserves she didnt know she had to support her family and change her way of thinking about life, family, money, and romance.