Margaret Wells’s business comes under attack from a rival madam. As they risk losing everything, how much will Margaret and her daughters have to sacrifice to keep the brothel, and the Wells family afloat?
An old friend’s return could be a godsend if Margaret can tempt him to invest in her brothel. But when an opportunity arises which could damage Lydia’s reputation, Margaret’s thirst for revenge puts all her plans at risk.
Lucy is promised to Lord Repton, but is she prepared for the experience that awaits her? Lydia’s retaliation against Margaret might prevent her move to Soho, when the Wells are met with a baying mob outside their new home.
As Lydia’s campaign against her takes a toll on business, Margaret bets everything on a masquerade – it will make them or ruin them. With Lucy’s failures mounting, can Charlotte help her sister become a celebrated courtesan?
Lord Fallon shows interest in Lucy - can she finally snare herself a keeper? Charlotte’s decision to leave Howard puts her in danger. To escape Lydia, Emily has to risk more than one life - will she take that chance?
When Howard offers to be Lucy’s keeper, Margaret is delighted, but Lucy’s reaction will bring all three Wells women into terrible danger. Lydia is out for revenge, but will she track Emily Lacey down?
The Wells are reeling after Howard’s death, and someone is sure to hang for his murder. Can Margaret keep all her girls safe? Emily is trapped by Lydia and fears for her life - will anyone find her before it’s too late?
Emily’s escape pits Lydia and Cunliffe against one another - which of them can earn the Spartans’ trust? Margaret is in trouble, but to preserve her own life might cost another’s death. She’s faced with a terrible choice.
When an unyielding new Justice makes a surprise arrest, Margaret and Nancy must race to find witnesses to give evidence against Lydia Quigley. Could this finally be their chance to get Lydia to pay for her crimes?
While Charlotte struggles with horribly divided loyalties, the community gathers to share its grief. Tempers flare and the women rally against the injustice of the judiciary, with devastating consequences for Nancy.
Margaret must focus on business but a visit to the Pleasure Gardens leads to an unexpected confrontation. Charlotte tries to secure a powerful ally and gain Margaret's approval, while Lucy falls under Fallon's spell.
With the doors to Golden Square barred by the authorities, Lydia must try every trick in the book to get back on top. Can Margaret and Nancy secure the witnesses they need before she once more gains powerful protectors?
Lydia draws Charlotte deeper into her web, but should Charlotte compromise herself in the hope of catching Lydia red-handed? Lucy finds herself playing a dangerous game with Fallon which could have disastrous consequences.
Trapped inside Golden Square, Charlotte’s future looks bleak – unless she can convince Lydia of her loyalty. Meanwhile Lucy makes a terrible mistake and Margaret must risk everything to save both her daughters.
Margaret’s family reel as they discover how dire her situation now is. Margaret awaits her fate while Charlotte desperately implores allies and enemies for help, but Lydia is contriving a way to end their feud for good.