Rachel Beverley finally has her chance to succeed where her three older sisters have failed. Mannerling, the treasured family estate gambled away by the late Sir Beverley, has a new resident-the widower Charles Blackwood. Rachel quickly seizes the opportunity to reclaim the estate through marriage. But when she first meets Charles, she berates him for neglecting his two small children. It seems Mannerling will remain out of Beverley hands after all.