The civil war had ended and left the future husbands of Rachel, Yvette and Lucy penniless. The young ladies a thrilled to return to England. Queen Victoria is on the throne and it is the golden age of the British Empire. The ship makes a stop to deliver supplies to an island ruled by a ex-confederate officer. Rance Todd has fled America to make a new life on his island paradise. The three ladies are charmed by the Southern gentleman. They had no idea the ship's captain has made a deal to strand them on the island.