Could Alice trade her passion for painting for a chance at love? At the turn of the century, Alice Burnham says “no thank you” to the stuffy suitors Grandfather has chosen, and wants to forge her own path. Yet a loveless marriage to a man of wealth seems the best way to continue paying for her education at the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute. Grandfather has given her an ultimatum: Make a proper match on his terms by her next birthday or lose her inheritance. When Alice finds herself falling for a handsome young widower, she risks her painting career and must decide if marrying for love is too great a sacrifice.