Miss Isabele Sinclair has just been informed that her family’s fortunes are lost in a failed shipping venture, and that the only hope for her family rests on Isabele marrying well. Attendance at a house party, where many eligible men will be present, is her chance to make that happen. But will there be anyone she can bear to marry?
Charles Fortescue, the Duke of Beaufort, suffered betrayal and heartache and the death of his wife left him retreating from the world, suspicious of the motives of all women. Yet he must marry, and get an heir. His sister has demanded his presence at her house party, despite his reluctance to face society, and the rumours that follow him.
When they meet sparks fly. But can the overcome misconceptions, and the interference of a spiteful meddler, to find love? Or will the past reach into the future, and drive them apart?