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Wives and Daughters, the made for television four part miniseries, is based on the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. It follows the life and trials of Molly Gibson, the daughter of the town doctor. Pretty and unassuming, Molly attracts the attention of her father's apprentice, and is sent away to stay with the local squire and his family. While in residence, she forms a close attachment with Squire Hamley's wife, who looks upon her as a daughter, and befriends the younger son, Roger. Meanwhile, Dr. Gibson remarries and brings with him a vain and slyly critical stepmother, and impetuous and flirtatious stepsister into their once tranquil and loving home. While rejoicing in the relationship with her vivacious stepsister, Cynthia, Molly despairs at the growing affection between Cynthia and Roger Hamley (whom Molly has fallen in love with). The romance soon appears to be one-sided, and on her mother's advice, Cynthia strings Roger along since his older brother is dying and Roger stands to be heir. Molly begins to despair that Roger will never realize how much she loves him. With reputations hanging in the balance, love unrequited, and gossip threatening at every turn, will Molly ever find the love she deserves?