Through accepting or rejecting the best intentions and advice of their mothers, each daughter negotiates her way through courtship and marriage as best she can. A dancer's dilemma in 1990 begins the journey which returns to an arranged marriage in a rural mountain village in the 1920s. It continues through WWII to the protests of the late 1960 and early 1970s. Worlds evolve and collide. Society become more complex and multi-cultural. Opportunities expand. Expectations change.