When Lucy Francis arrives at Charlotte's Creek, she finds a family in crisis. To make matters worse, the four children she's been charged with educating are dismally behind in their schooling. The only person who seems to be keeping Charlotte's Creek afloat is the family's gruff stockman, Ted. But even he seems to have his own issues. As the family divisions at the ranch prove insurmountable, can Lucy help the family face their problems and save Charlottes Creek?