After her father is arrested, 11-year-old Parvana's family falls on hard times since women in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan are not allowed to work or travel without a man. Out of desperation, the girl cuts her hair and passes as a boy to make money.
While working as a cleaner in a secretive government lab, a lonely mute woman comes across an aquatic mer-person being studied by scientists. Where others see a monster, she sees a kindred spirit, and the woman and creature begin to form a bond.
Ana Steel and Christian Grey's fledgling marriage is threatened by jealously when his former lover works her way back into his life, but lurking beyond that is an even greater threat in the form of Ana's disgraced former employer who's out for revenge.
After he falls overboard, a wealthy and ill-mannered yacht owner washes ashore with amnesia in a small town where a mistreated former employee decides to teach him a lesson by pretending to be his wife, but the two begin to fall for each other.
A woman who seemingly has it all secretly endures abuse at the hands of her controlling husband. Seeking to escape her marriage, she finds friendship with a fan of her writing, but soon realizes this relationship may be more dangerous than her marriage.