At the height of her operatic career in Boston, Gertrude Edmands purchases an antique colonial in nearby Hingham, which she transforms into the Rocky Nook Tea Room. With the economic downturn after World War I, prohibition presents exciting and dangerous possibilities for financial gain. With the help of the dashing Fred Torrey, Gertrude finds turmoil, danger, and love, adding mystery and intrigue to a life she could never have imagined.