Young nurse Madison Carter (Fiona Coors) is sent to New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley – or more precisely, to the Grant family’s stately home – for a new job. From now on, she is to take care of the lady of the house, Olivia (Maresa Hörbiger).
When she arrives, Madison not only meets the headstrong, elderly lady, but also her son-in-law John (Thomas Unger) and his young daughter Chloe (Lilly Liefers), who have been living under the same roof since the accidental death of John’s wife Sarah. A flat-sharing community in which peace seems to be a foreign word, because not only Chloe’s cheerful nature, but also the sarcastic repartee between Ethan and his mother-in-law are the order of the day here. Madison must also learn this when she meets the unusual family for the first time.
However, with a lot of humor, a clever head and a strong hand, she soon manages to gain the trust of her new employer and also the interest of John. A fact that does not please everyone: Dr. Harold Meyen (Günther Maria Halmer), Olivia’s family doctor and at the same time a close friend, does not trust the energetic young nurse. And his physician’s assistant Emma Simon (Sophie Wepper), who has her eye on the attractive widower, is also not at all enthusiastic about the new woman in her black’s life.
While Olivia’s health suddenly deteriorates and Madison, with the support of her friend Jessy (Melanie Blocksdorf), a doctor, desperately fights for her life, Emma begins to investigate. She stumbles upon a long-kept secret in Madison’s life that could cost her everything – especially her relationship with John, who has opened his heart to someone for the first time since his wife’s death. But Emma has made her reckoning without Oliviaâ€¦
Katie Fforde: Diagnose Liebe” was produced by Network Movie Hamburg, Jutta Lieck-Klenke. Producer: Sabine Jaspers. Junior producer: Anne-Lena Dwyer. Verena von Heereman and Anika Kern are the ZDF editors.