I have to admire Eugenia, a widow who creates a job for herself and a life and doesn't give up but she's getting restless and looking for something new, all of society wants her governesses. Edward Reeve wants one too and is reluctant to take no for an answer. His orphaned half-siblings are coping with their parents' deaths in different ways and their grandmother is trying to get them into her custody as Ward is illegitimate. He needs to make the children appear to be in the right place when they're with him.
Eugenia needs to deal with her life and find more from life, she needs to move on from her past but respect it. Respect her dead husband but also respect herself.
Entertaining and with a couple who needed to talk so much more.