Follow Doris Dunbar through the ups and downs of a daunting future. An unwise business investment leaves John Edward Dunbars children practically penniless after his deathand his eldest daughter, Doris, to bear the brunt of the trials that come. Between the bill collectors, her demanding stepmother, and her brothers hasty marriage to a gold digger, its hard for Doris to keep hope alive. Until Scottish businessman Angus Macdonald offers a picture-perfect solution to Doriss dwindling hope. But despite the seemingly easy salvation, will this blessing yield more hurt than help?