Elsie Mitchell is a school teacher who is offered a job as a caregiver for William Benton and his tragically orphaned niece and nephew from out of town. She has no idea William is an undercover agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He is not really a family man, yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home, his opinion changes. Elsie is concerned about the secrets he keeps. Trouble from her past has the two trusting each other to keep this new family out of danger.