Ronnie Stevens; Phil; Mrs. Cross; Nils; Carey Lander
Ronnie and her fiancé Phil can’t agree on a home: he wants something modern but she prefers a run-down old house. Unknown to Phil, Ronnie rents the old house and has it repaired. She meets Carey, who lived there as a boy. Phil calls Ronnie “stubborn [and] mulish” and refuses to set foot in the house. Ronnie and Carey get married instead, and the house will be their home.
Irene boasts she “can get any male I set my cap for!” Her cousin Mary bets she can’t win over farmer Mark, but they do fall in love and get engaged. Irene cheats on him with salesman Andrew. Mark learns of Irene’s betrayal and also that Andrew is a swindler. He breaks up with Irene. She tries to make Mark jealous by dating other men, but it’s too late: Mark and Mary are in love and will wed.
Larry Reynolds; Vic Howard; Meg Morrison; Mr. Thorndike; Johnny; Miss Mathias
Vic doesn’t think his girlfriend Meg’s modeling job is “respectable.” With the aid of photographer Larry, Meg proves to Vic that being in love means trusting the other person. Vic agrees not to stand in the way of Meg’s career any more.
Eileen Hale; Marsha Logan; Lynn Douglas; David Sinclair; Bob; Mr. Hale; Mrs. Hale
Eileen leaves her fiancé David at the altar because she thinks he still loves Marsha. She dates other men and believes she’s gotten over him. But when she hears David is engaged, Eileen begs him for another chance but he says her distrust ruined their love. He’s going to marry—not Marsha, who Eileen feared—but Eileen’s best friend Lynn.
Flamboyant decorator Jane dates wealthy businessman Neil, a client, and they fall in love. He asks her to redecorate a large house he owns. Jane becomes jealous of Gwenn, an old friend of Neil, whom she thinks is not his social equal. Jane is rude to Gwenn, enraging Neil. Jane learns Gwenn is actually rich and engaged to someone else. Jane apologises and she and Neil reconcile.
Denise Devreau [Mlle. Tara]; Claude L'Escale; Mr. Devreau; Andre Bordeaux; Madame Cuzon; Lisette Rodine; Jacques; Henri; Jules
In a small French town, Denise loves penniless Claude but her father insists she marry Andre. When Andre is exposed as a gambler, the engagement is off but Claude has already left town. 3 years later, Claude has become a wealthy Parisian businessman and is engaged to Lisette. Denise is now a famous jewelry designer known as Mlle. Tara. They finally meet again but realise their lives have diverged and their youthful idyll cannot be recreated, so they go their separate ways.
Rare romance comic story in which all of the characters (and the setting) are non-USA.