A mild romance and career novel centered around the trials of Doris Cummings, who loved the greenhouse business left in her care when her father died. Preferring to work in Leigh's department store, Doris's mother saw the wisdom of selling the greenhouse, particularly to such a pleasant and understanding buyer as Mrs. Downing with her nephew Gary. The sale is completed, and Doris is employed at Leigh's during her mother's illness. Contributing new ideas to the business brings a small measure of confidence, and Doris soon finds herself making friends, seeing more of Gary and together with Gary performing some detective work to keep intact roses cultivated by Doris' father. Gay holiday festivities highlight emotions, and career and marital decisions are made to everyone's satisfaction. Worksday but pleasant.