Nurse Hilary Deardon has promised to look after her teenaged nephew for most of the year, while his parents are working overseas, and she intends to keep that promise. When Alan starts getting into trouble in Boston, Hilary takes him to her uncle's house in a small town. She hopes that Alan will stay out of mischief in Lime Springs, where everything should be so peaceful. But the whole town is at odds about some real-estate development, with her uncle in the middle of the fray. And while young Alan finds new ways to amuse himself, Hilary finds anything but peace when she begins to work at the Lime Springs General Hospital with the most difficult young doctor in the world!