After fleeing Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution, Tatiana Roslanoff and her mother reside at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Tatiana longs to become a real American girl, but her mother lives inside the delusion that they will go home as soon as her husband and sons—all of whom are dead—come for them. Then, Tatiana will marry an Imperial Russian nobleman—most of whom are also dead—chosen by her parents. If Tatiana can match her mother with a man who will take care of her in the royal style to which she is accustomed, maybe she will let Tatiana marry the man of her own choosing like American girls do. But how do you play matchmaker to your own mother when she thinks your father is still alive?