Shortly before the Revolutionary War, nine-year-old Felicity, who lives in Williamsburg, is torn between supporting the tariff-induced tea boycott and saving her friendship with Elizabeth, a young loyalist from England.
Felicity falls in love with a beautiful horse. When she discovers that the owner is cruel, she is determined to save the horse.
Felicity is sent to Miss Manderly's house to learn to be a proper gentlewoman. There she learns an important lesson about loyalty.
Felicity goes to Miss Merriman's to take embroidery lessons and serve tea like a proper lady, Felicity loves the tea lessons and her British friend Elizabeth is there. But her father refuses to pay the tea tax and his store may close and Felicity will not be able to afford to take tea lessons and be a proper lady.What can be done?