Madison Adair travels to Kansas to fill a school teacher’s position. The first person she encounters is a small child fleeing from a store owner for stealing penny candy.
She discovers that the dirty faced ruffian is a seven year old girl who offers Madison a handful of pennies to be her mother.
When the girl’s father shows up, she scolds the handsome blond, blue eyed man for letting his daughter run dirty in the streets.
Although the woman is beautiful with green eyes and black hair, Blair Cody, a widower takes an instant dislike to the lecturing stranger.
He vows never again to wed but his daughter has different ideas and is determined to change his mind about her new teacher.