A Bold Newcomer . . .
When wealthy Scotsman Sir Roger Mathieson purchases a decrepit castle in Sussex, he is astounded to discover that his plan to refurbish it has rankled the local villagers. What’s more, his Scots heritage is apparently an affront to their decent English sensibilities. Determined to fit in, he decides to take a local bride, but his interest in prim Madeline Piper meets with no success — until she approaches him with a scandalously bold proposition to conduct a new courtship.
A Curious Miss . . .
Roger Mathieson’s bold arrival in Madeline’s bucolic Sussex neighborhood is nothing but disruptive. But when Madeline learns that her father’s circumstances have changed, the Scotsman’s suit no longer seems distasteful. He has a proposal of his own, however — her help bringing him into fashion in the neighborhood. Convincing her provincial neighbors to accept unconventional Mathieson will not be easy — though it soon becomes clear that falling in love with him will be.