After a wonderful visit with her sister's family, Miss Judith Grantham is returning home to Elmswood Hall. It's a dull ending to the Christmas holidays.
An overturned mail coach blocks the icy road and she takes up one of the passengers The young girl turns out to be a runaway heiress.
Judith is astonished when some of the other passengers come to her door, seeking shelter from an impending snowstorm. Suddenly, she is hostess to an ill-assorted group.
Things become even more complicated when the runaway heiress's guardian arrives....Sir Peregrine Ashford.
The man she jilted five years ago.