When Mr. McDermot dies, Julia Packett finds herself destitute and probably homeless. The only rescue seems to be her daughter Susan, brought up in France by her grandmother. Susan has appealed for her help in overcoming objections to her plans for marrying a young man whom her grandmother dislikes. Julia sets off with every intention of behaving impeccably. But fate has a way of dealing with people like Julia, for whom life is fun with a capital F, and it is not long before she finds herself embroiled in all sorts of affairs--Susan's and her own. A charming and light-hearted view of the ways in which true feelings will eventually conquer all.