Collinwood in the 19th century is a lonely place. While her brothers experience the world, the young Judith Collins must stay and tend to her grandmother, Edith. Judith, though, has secret dreams of romance. She sees herself dancing in a beautiful dress with a dashing stranger. But the man of her dreams is becoming increasingly real. Soon Judith must fight for the man she loves. But should she, instead, have heeded the warning words of her bitter grandmother?