Sir William Strathom hadn’t imagined winning the hand of Lady Maria Lockley would be so easy.. or so unexciting. But as the heir to a newly granted baronetcy with the need to secure a dowry, he doesn’t have time for romance. Then he meets the beautiful and captivating Eliza Denham, and he realizes what he’s been missing.
Orphaned Eliza Denham lives a comfortable—if predictable—existence with her uncle in impoverished gentility. While she longs to be a real lady with a wardrobe full of dresses, her situation has its advantages. Such as the liberty to walk around the countryside of her village Lytchley, where a chance encounter with the handsome, warm-hearted baronet sets her pulse racing.