Country orphan Samantha Bennings had to run away from home. Stopping at the Two Feathers Inn, she met Lady Olivia Tarrington who was being forced to go to a London season and an arranged marriage. She would rather go to Bath for painting lessons. The two decide to switch places. Olivia went to Bath. Samantha went for a season in London and then to refuse Olivia's suitor.
Harry Fielding, the Duke of Westbury, had not known he had signed an agreement to take Olivia as wife. He would rather go to Bath and visit his old painting master. David Brackney, his life long friend, agreed to take the Duke's place for the season. At the end, he would call off the marriage.