Edie Cooper has grown up at number one, Fairley Terrace, surrounded by a loving family. Now 20, she spends her days working as lady's maid to Christina, the beautiful adopted daughter of the powerful Fairley family, and her nights dreaming of a life with handsome local lad Charlie Oglethorpe. Although Edie is broken-hearted when Charlie leaves to make his fortune in London, she finds some consolation in her unexpected friendship with Christina, who asks for her help in uncovering her true parentage. But their search for answers puts Edie and Christina's lives in grave danger. Someone in the grand house will stop at nothing to keep the long-buried secrets hidden.