Swedish eco-farmer Sven Carlsson grew up as inseparable friend of Jonas Berggren, now a Fomula 1 pilot, and Elin, who gave up her biology study after marrying Stckholm pharmacist Frank Holgersohn. After a single reunion on his farm, Sven dies and leaves his estate to his buddies. Jonas would refuse, having fallen out with his pa years ago and invoking his contractual obligations. Elin gets him to stay at least for a while, which may prove enough time to reconsider their present hasty lives.
Stockholm silver spoon boy Markus Boyson takes his fiancée Katerina to hotel chain owner Frederik Hamsun's own favorite, in the Swedish countryside, but she refuses to follow him on a summer trip around half the world at his dad's expense. She rather accepts Frederik's mysteriously unprecedented job offer as staff apprentice. It turns out Frederik's summer job driver, architecture student Lasse Lundin, is the hunk she bumped into during water sports, and a tempting alternative. Frederik's generosity ties in with the secret of grandma Nele Lindberg, who raised Katerina.
Stockholm newspaper journalist Erik waited years for colleague-fiancée Anja Paerson to give up international photo missions, but is caught cheating when she does. Anja hastily accepts a job with a sleepy coastal country paper. Moving into the Lödquist boarding house, she meets and fall in love with widowed maritime history professor Niklas Andersson, whose doted son Kalle helps them bond but also needs to deal with his mom's tragic death during the rescue of an old local.
Italy-raised landscape architect Stellan Mansfeld return after years in Canada to his Swedish coastal countryside birth town for a job with local estate owner Gustaf Hagen, who plans to retire there and leave his Stockholm law firm to son Jens and his fiancée, town-girl Clara Stellingbosch. Stellan however falls in love with Clara and helps her save brat sister Natalie's bacon after eco-cahoot Mikael's illegal actions. Stellan's grandmother Maria confides his late mother's traumatic and her own secret past in a complicated affair concerning a maverick painter's work ...