The second book in M.C. Beaton's charming Regency Candlelight trilogy.
Even the inhabitants of secluded Nethercote looked pityingly upon young Henrietta, the Vicar's sister; her plain features seemed to almost guarantee her a solitary future. And yet, she had a determined spirit and magnificent hazel eyes. So when her Great-Aunt Hester left her unexpected wealth, Henrietta set out to conquer London's glittering high society and confound them all. But the fashionable elite was less than warm in its reception, especially when the newcomer, this bold minx, made clear her intention of winning the heart of one of society's most treasured gems: the irresistible, extravagant, heart-stopping Lord Beau Reckford, a prize wildly beyond her humble origins.
The heroines of the Regency Candlelight Series set out to conquer London's glittering high society and marriage mart. These headstrong women cannot help but keep London society dangling on a string, but will they find a husband or lose themselves in the game?
'Romance fans are in for a treat' - Booklist
'[M. C. Beaton] is the best of the Regency writers' - Kirkus Reviews