Middle-aged widower and millionaire playboy Quinton Kincade stands to lose his chain of department stores if he doesn't find and marry a woman with the qualifications his father put in his will. The marriage has to last at least one year. With no escape clause, he and his lawyer set out to find a woman who can be enticed with enough money to marry him. Jillian Lockland lost most of her assets when her husband divorced her and left her almost penniless. She has maxed out her credit cards and only has a part-time job which doesn't come close to covering all her bills. When she sees a newspaper ad for an unusual job in the Blue Ridge Mountains, she never suspects she's applying to become a wife.