As Elsie Dinsmore grows up and becomes a young woman, her family undergoes major changes. Her father, Horace Dinsmore, marries sweet Rose Allison, whom Elsie has loved since childhood. And she spends the summer with an eccentric aunt and experiences the joy of first love and the deep pain of betrayal. In an attempt to cure her broken heart, Elsie’s family takes her on a tour of Europe. Upon her return—where and when she least expects it—Elsie discovers the delightful wonder of a true and enduring love.