Dr. Daniel Kavanagh travels to Mount Laurel, West Virginia to honor his good friend. He enjoys the town and decides to stay and set up a medical practice. A scarlet fever epidemic hits the community and the physician at the local mine company abandons his post. Daniel feels obligated to help a severely ill 9-year-old girl. He meets Addie Rose Murphy, who has a gift for caring for others. When a receptionist and assistant position become available at his office, since she wants to train to become a nurse, he immediately thinks of Addie. This could become more than a nursing job as the two spend more time together.