Jessica Drummond (Barbara Stanwyck) is grieving after her husband's death and attempting to raise two sons alone. While on a ski holiday, she meets and falls for Maj. Scott Landis (George Brent). Their relationship is short-lived, and Jessica returns home and starts dating a new man, Frank Everett (Warner Anderson). But, when Scott moves into town, romantic confusion sets in. At the same time, community gossip about the recently widowed woman's love life threatens to tear her family apart.