Society debutante Lenore Brownley goes to Maine to stay with her grandmother after a scandal involving her beau. Also her parents, who are financially strapped, wish to butter up her grandmother. Once in Maine, Lenore, who has been taught to be the perfect society wife, meets her childhood friend, Jake Warren. Jake is now a doctor who runs a clinic in the nearby mill town. Jake and his father are staying with Lenore's grandmother because their house burned down. Lenore's grandmother volunteers Lenore to work at Jake's clinic. Jake is unhappy with the plan but goes along with it out of respect for Lenore's grandmother. Lenore, who has decided to change her life sees this as a stepping stone to finding meaning in her empty, frivolous life.