When Julia Pallister's father dies in the civil war, the new government gives ownership of her ancestral home, Sotherleigh Manor, to the enemy, Makepeace Walker. Julia vows to get back what rightfully belongs to the Pallister's, but her mother saves the day by agreeing to marry Mr. Walker so that the family can continue living there. Julia and new stepfather do not get along with each other. Makepeace decides to marry his stepdaughter off to Adam Warrender; the Warrenders have long been historical enemies of the Pallisters. Julia informs Adam that she is in love with another man named Christopher Wren. But on the day Julia expects a proposal from Christopher, he instead tells her that he has become engaged to another woman. To save face, Julia agrees to marry Adam.
This report prepared by Marie Morris