Caroline Maxwell, a young heiress in search for true love, would like nothing more than to join her brother Eddie and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures seeing the world and buying up businesses. But Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. While her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline would much rather be with Jack, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. Although he would be an unacceptable suitor to her mother, to Caroline he is her perfect match.
Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband left her, she’s been fired, and the only place she wants to go is her parents’ summer house, The Nutshell, in Michigan. Kate’s plan is to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than ideal.