Fan Winslow is the landlord of an old mansion in nineteenth-century Tunford, England. One day, a man who claims to be the new master of the mansion appears before her. His name is Captain George Claremont, a famous navy hero who was looking for a house to settle in. He easily charms Fan with his gracious manner and kind gestures, but she knows she mustn't let herself love him-she's secretly the head of a smuggling ring! How could a hero like him ever accept a criminal into his heart?