Professor Alexander van Zeust's sister was ill, and her four young children needed someone to care for them. He asked Beth Partridge-- kind, capable, sensible Beth--to watch them for a week. She did a fantastic job, so one week extended to two, and then longer.... The professor was happy--the children loved Beth and their mother knew they were in good hands. Everyone was happy, except Beth. She had fallen in love with her aloof employer, but he wasn't likely to be interested in her. Beth wanted to return to her hospital job and escape all the emotional turmoil, but how could she when the children needed her?