Valancy Stirling is twenty-nine years old. She has never been married, nor has she ever been in love. She lives with her quite judgmental mother and aunt, who constantly harp on her to get on with her life. An old maid by current societal standards, Valancy seeks reprieve from her current state in the form of reading books that take her to the Blue Castle, a place where all of her dreams and wishes come true. When her life takes a turn for the worse, she comes to terms with the person she wants to be and rebels against her family to fight for her own version of the Blue Castle.