Katherine Jones has always believed in being loyal to her friends — but that was before she learned that lifelong friend Miranda Henderson has written to Katherine's pen pal, Otis Rath, and misrepresented Katherine's abilities. Now Otis is coming to Maryland to visit and possibly court Katherine. Katherine wants Miranda to confess, but Miranda insists that to do so would ruin her reputation. Christopher Bagley has loved Katherine for a long time. He finds her accommodating and faithful nature charming — until he watches her deceive Otis and attempt to assuage Miranda's conscience. When the truth is revealed, will the lies cost Katherine her chance for real romance and happiness?