When Laura McAllister, a young lady's maid, learns her three siblings have been taken from their mother and emigrated to Canada without her mother's knowledge, she becomes determined to search for them and reunite the family. But a lack of funds and resistance from authorities push her to use a false name and take a position with a child emigration society to gain passage to Canada. Andrew Frasier, a wealthy young lawyer, is surprised to see his mother's former maid on board a ship escorting a group of child immigrants, especially when she uses a different name. He's even more surprised when he learns that she's tracking down her siblings and attempting to save the other children from a horrendous fate. Romantic feelings grow between this unlikely couple, and even though they have different backgrounds, they share a growing faith and a desire to seek justice and relief for the children who are being mistreated.