Life Begins tells the story of 39-year-old Charlotte Turner, trying to get her life back on track after a miserable marriage. She discovers in the process that readiness to embrace a better future is not in itself a reliable route to happiness. Her forlorn twelve year old son is a constant source of anxiety, while her once close still-married girlfriends seem to treat her differently now that she is single, as do their husbands... Yet the biggest hurdle Charlotte faces is her own past, boomeranging back at every turn, flinging out answers to questions she has spent thirty years trying to leave behind.