Prissana takes place in 1938 in Phra Nakhon, Thailand, during a time when men and women were not equals. Marriage for women meant security, not love. Prissana is the youngest daughter of four girls and was the only one raised in America by their uncle. She is outgoing, cheerful, and pretty, but at the same time, she is also headstrong, intelligent, and opinionated. She returns to Thailand after living in America for 12 years and is once again reunited with her family. Prissana, whose name means “mystery, a puzzle/riddle,” causes quite a stir in Thailand with her open, American behavior and refreshing beauty.
She catches the attention of a lot of men, including her neighbor and Praweet, the man her third sister, Anong, is in love with. However, she takes no interest in any of them. Instead, she does develop a dislike toward Praweet’s best friend, Taan Chai Puthpreecha, whom she has never met. She is prejudiced towards him because everyone puts him on a pedestal because they think he’s so great and perfect. Taan Chai Puth is amused by her uplifting spirit and intrigued by her prideful demeanor. Over the course of time, both end up having to reevaluate their presumptions of each other as they get to know one another better.
~~ Adapted from a novel with the same title written by HRH Princess Vibhavadi Rangsit.