It is the story of Mary Hilliard, brilliant playwright and wit, whose marriage with novelist Philip Graves didn't "take." However, some time later, when Mary learns that Philip is having romantic difficulties in Nassau, she decides that it is her duty to help him. It seems that Philip has fallen in love with Claire Windrew, whose Boston Back Bay mother opposes the match. Despite Philip's protests that he can work out his own life, Mary, with the help of her wise-cracking collaborator, Stanley, sets out to sell Phil to Mrs. Windrew - and to unsell Spencer Grant, Back Bay scion who is engaged to the desirable Claire. Mary and Stanley are successful - too successful, because Mary soon realizes that she is still in love with Phil. They then set out to reverse themselves. After numerous difficulties, Claire rebels, realizing that she could never be happy with Phil's kind of carefree life; she marries Spencer after all. Happily enough, Phil is brought to the knowledge that he and Mary belong together - this time for good!
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