Laurel Midland is ready to throw her heart into her new job as nanny to a motherless girl whose wealthy single father is distant. But when she arrives for work, Charles Gray immediately tells her she won't do. She's too young his daughter has already lost so much that he wants an older nanny, who isn't likely to leave. Sparks fly as Laurel brings light and fun into a house that has been serious and quiet. Charles feels as if Laurel doesn't understand his wishes for his child's upbringing, even while he begins to fall under Laurel's spell himself.