Time Frame: Spring/Summer-December 1903
Sara Stanley is sent to live with her relatives in Avonlea after her father is charged with embezzlement. Despite the harsh discipline of her Aunt Hetty and the pranks from her cousins, Felix and Felicity, Sara manages to adjust.
After Blair Stanley faces embezzlement charges, the wealthy Montreal businessman sends his daughter Sara to stay with her late mother's relatives in the small maritime town of Avonlea.
When Sara answers a dare from Felicity, the Story Girl and Felix fall under a quarantine and must endure Rachel Lynde's strict demands.
Hetty travels to the Governor's office to prevent an over-zealous lawyer from selling the King pond watering rights, leaving Sara under Felicity's authoritative command.
Sara's father is acquitted of embezzlement charges and plans to take Sara home to Montreal. Hetty renews a fierce conflict with Blair Stanley in order to keep Sara in Avonlea.