Forced to leave the girls' school where she has spent the past six years as an orphan, Christelle Clement tries to find work in Paris. When her mother's reputation as a high-paid courtesan precedes her, Christelle decides to go to England in search of the father she has never met. A humble gentleman, Dr. Seamus Craig is in search of a wife who can provide him with the family he longs for. He moves his practice to London, but finds the long hours and constraints of Polite Society make it difficult to meet ladies. An accident brings Christelle and Seamus together, but will their romance withstand the reality of her father 's identity? Will his family accept her?