Cynthia Thorpe is the widow of a man who let her and her son down due to his drinking and gambling. As the estate manager of the Duke of Castleton, Andrew Thorpe embezzled a huge sum of money to support his vices and after his death, his poor wife has to settle the debt.
Lord Henry Carrington believes the world owes him and is a most cruel and hard master. When he finds out that the estate manager had embezzled from the estate he wants the man to pay. Unfortunately, he is dead and he has no sympathy for the widow whom he believes spent the money with her husband.
But the simple Christmas story told by the destitute widow changes the heart of the very cold and embittered man and the magic of the season brings love to two lonely hearts.