Carla is very insecure because she feels her nose and glasses make her unattractive. At first, she is reclusive. Then she decides she needs to adjust her attitude to make boys like her. Gossip starts about Carla. Although mostly untrue, it gives her a wild reputation. Then her life changes when a doctor performs plastic surgery on her nose and she starts wearing contact lenses. But her wild reputation still causes problems.
Paula Ventre, a public nurse, travels up a snowcovered mountain road to look after Mrs. Ward at the request of her doctor. Mr. Ward is gruff with Paula and initially tries to send her away, but she wins his respect with the care she provides his wife.