Katherine is rescued from her plight by Lord Adam Calthorpe, her late brother's senior officer, and Adam's mother, Lady Calthorpe. Katherine finds herself increasingly attracted to Adam, who fights with all his might to protect her. But his idea of an ideal woman is a blue-eyed, blond beauty. In comparison, unworldly Katherine lacks the grace of a lady. No matter. Lady Calthorpe, who sees an exceptional beauty and talent in Katherine, takes the matter into her own hands to make Katherine's social debut a big success. And so the social season begins.