Millicent Fairweather, a woman of genteel breeding fallen on hard times, makes her living as a governess. She charms her the youngsters in her care with her loving ways and innate sense of fun.
When her employer announces he's sending little Audrey and Fiona away to school, she's devastated. She decides to move to America with her sister and brother-in-law. Perhaps a new adventure in the land of opportunity will heal her broken heart.
Daniel Clark, a widower with a toddler, finds himself without adequate help when the child's Nanny abandons them. One of the ship's crew finds Millicent in steerage, and she jumps at the opportunity to make a bit of money.
Baby Arthur attaches himself to her heart in spite of her efforts to guard against hurt. A travel delay, detainment, and tragedy link the two families together in the New World.
Will her boundless energy but lack of organization drive Daniel crazy or will they learn to appreciate each others' strengths? You'll like this satisfying story.