It's 1906, and Mandie and Celia are off to college. Newly arrived at the exclusive Charleston Ladies' College, the girls are faced with a campus full of unfamiliar faces and fresh challenges. Despite Mandie's best efforts to make new friends, however, most of her classmates will have nothing to do with her. It's a mystery Mandie can't fathom. To make matters worse, April Snow--Mandie's rival from the Misses Heathwood's School for Girls--has also enrolled in the college. Could she be infuencing the others to give Mandie and Celia the cold shoulder?