b>The Beautiful Duckling . . . Miss Emma Drenville was unskilled in all the social graces and prone to every imaginable kind of accident. To add to her utter unsuitability, she came from a family famed for their eccentricity and indifference to the latest fashion. On the other hand, Emma was strikingly beautiful, remarkably intelligent, and totally honest. It was a combination that made her unique when she came to London for the Season. It was also what caught the eye and stirred the senses of Nicholas Hale, bored with the blandness of the belles who vied for his favor. But would Emma dare trust this man so accustomed to easy conquest and so adept at evading wedlock? For though she was wont to survive mishaps, falling in love with him could so easily break her heart!