Edith Bolling has been in no hurry to find a new husband since she was widowed, but President Woodrow Wilson wins Edith over and she becomes the First Lady of the United States. She's determined to rise to the challenges of her new marriage - from the bloodthirsty press to the first World War. When peace talks begin in Europe, she attends at Woodrow's side. But Woodrow's delicate health takes a dramatic turn for the worse. In her determination to preserve both his progress and his reputation, Edith all but assumes the presidency herself. Now, Edith must contend with the demands of a tumultuous country and the potentially devastating consequences of her failure.