Phoebe Matcham is finally home from London, having complied with her mother's wish that she spend a season in town before committing to marriage with the man she loves. With butterflies in her stomach and visions of the future they promised each other, she awaits his arrival home from his year away. Never did she anticipate he would come home in love with another woman.
George Sydney arrives home from his tour of the Continent, ready to marry the girl he's loved for years and take her back to France with him as soon as he possibly can. He can hardly believe his ill fortune, though, as he listens to Phoebe tell him of the soldier she is secretly courting.
When the very soldier arrives unexpectedly in town, Phoebe and George are faced with unraveling a situation that becomes more perplexing and knotty by the minute—and all before George leaves back to France.