HER MOTHER'S FONDEST DREAM WAS COMING TRUE . . .
HER OWN NIGHTMARE WAS BEGINNING . . .
Janet Lambert's imperious mother offered the lovely and sensitive young woman two choices.
Janet could wed the immensely wealthy, completely adoring, and thoroughly dull Lord Sanders, thus surpassing even her beautiful older sister in making a splendid match.
Or Janet could refuse this heaven-sent opportunity and suffer the fate of her other sister, forced into wedlock with the most boorish country squire her parents could find.
There was no way that Janet could deny her mother's wishes. No way, that is, short of the scandal she would cause by taking to heart the tenacious attentions of notoriously attractive Lord Anthony Northbridge . . .