When Alexandra goes to stay with her cousins at Knighton Hall she is made to feel the poor relation; the daughters of the house are both beautiful and wealthy. She is not to meet the handsome stable lad, Tom O’Brien, until much later. When Alexandra returns home, her father remarries and she is forced to become a maid-of-all-work. Alexandra makes a success of her new life and meets the lovely Bob Atkins. Meanwhile, Tom O'Brien has become impassioned by the beautiful Lady Florazel Compton who introduces him to the sophistications of 1950s London. Sadly, Alexandra’s contentment with Bob is short-lived and Tom comes back into her life.