It is an unforeseen blow for Lady Linfield when her nephew Robert, the black sheep of the family, inherits the title of Lord Cavenham. Robert was infamous for having caused anything from gossip to scandal, and Lady Linfield had always wished him as far away as possible.
Immediate action is required to save the family’s standing and clear Robert’s reputation when he comes back as head of the family:
- a marriage to a suitable wife of high moral standards,
- the settlement of his debts,
- and a handsome apanage.
All this Lady Linfield will take care of. But what if the chosen bride has different ideas about her future? And will Robert comply for the first time in his life? Soon, Machiavellian Lady Linfield finds herself in a swirl of incidents and misconceptions caused by the ill-fitted couple-to-be.