England, A.D. 1155
Elisa has always loved her husband, Lord Robert, who leaves her at Menton Castle during his frequent visits at the royal court. Now Rob has sent word he'll be home in two days, bringing close to a hundred people for the Twelve Days of Christmas – noble guests, squires, servants. Of course, he expects Elisa to see to everyone's comfort, plan delicious menus, and arrange entertainment. Then Elisa learns one of the guests is the woman she has long suspected is Rob's mistress. Furious, she decides the time has come to teach her neglectful husband a lesson.
Enlisting her sullen teen-aged daughter as an unwilling assistant, the lady of the castle goes to work – and leads Rob on a merry romp until they finally resolve their differences and find their long- delayed happy ending.