The Hallams, second only to the Garrick Company of Drury Lane, were a family acclaimed by the theater audiences of eighteenth century England. But in the drawing rooms they found no entrance. Despite their artistic ability, they were to the polite folk of the day, ""stage people,"" a troupe of rogues and vagabonds. The story of their emigration to Virginia, and of Mary, a Hallam on her mother's side, a French Countess, by birth, is central to this pleasant romance. Mary's instinctive desire to leave the players for a more sedate life comes into a sharp conflict with her loyalty and love of the Hallams and their tradition. Her romance with a wealthy Virginian is intensified, here, by repeated attempts on her life, and by the hostile attitude with which she is regarded by the gentle Virginians. A pleasing story set in a colorful historical context.