Ancilla Trent is a gentlewoman who is now engaged as a governess to a very spoiled brat, Tiffany. When the wealthy and generally admired "Nonesuch" returns to his country home and fixes it up, they meet. Their romance is quiet and the requisite misunderstanding that keeps them apart is a pretty good one as they go.
Tiffany is treated with far more sympathy and kindness by Ancilla and the others than she deserved after her tantrums, escapades and the rest.
Overall, a bit more quiet and laidback than many, taking place almost entirely in the small country village and dealing with a small set of people.