All around her, the world is changing at a frantic pace. Well, for the 1920's, thirty-five mph is frantic. Folks are replacing their horse-drawn conveyances with gas-fueled motorcars. You can take a train most anywhere you want to go. But more important to Nancy, a young woman can make her own way in the world.
For this young woman, that way is blocked by stone walls. The major one in her life is Amelia Woods-Sanderson, a trendsetter, leading a huge conglomerate in a male-dominated world. She is one tough cookie and she will not be cowed by a teenager. She lays out a plan that assures the final outcome of Nancy's life, one way or the other.
Amelia set her sights on a young lawyer, well-connected and wealthy. Robert Emerson's single-minded pursuit of his personal goals has won her attention. What a good prospective husband for her wayward granddaughter.
Nancy has other plans. Robert Emerson is Bor-ing. Nate Conners--sultry, ruggedly handsome football star--now there is an exciting guy. Nate is busy "wasting a valuable scholarship," according to Robert. Nancy prefers Nate because he has a wild side. She wants to be wild, too. Or so she thinks.
The last stone wall and perhaps the greatest one Nancy will encounter, is the vast fortune her grandmother has amassed--Amelia's Legacy. Nancy is a young woman of substance and as such, she has certain obligations. Though her young self desires freedom, a bobbed haircut, and short dresses--these things won't bring her lasting peace.
As she approaches womanhood, she'll reap the consequences of some of her earlier decisions, but she'll also encounter opportunities for love and grace, for which she feels unworthy.