This drama is set in the 1930's when Korea was under the rule of Japan. Na Yeo Kyeong was the owner of a book store and she was also a freedom fighter. Seon Woo-wan was the playboy son of a rich family and he became involved in the independence movement through a bet with his co-workers to win Na Yeo-kyeong's heart. His father paid for the education of his worker's son, Lee Soo-hyeon, and was disappointed to find him working for the Security Branch of the Japanese government. Cha Song-joo was a famous gisaeng who ran a high class brothel.