They Were Distant Relations Closely Entangled in a Knot of Love. Twenty is too old to turn down good proposals, people keep telling Elizabeth. But she is far too fanciful to marry for anything but pure love; and there is only one man who really intrigues her – someone she has shocked with her audacious ways.
Then Elizabeth's cousin, Francesca, arrives from Spain with a scheme to make matches for Elizabeth and herself with the beaux of their choice. But when the right beau bites the wrong bait, the real confusion begins.