A PECULIAR PENCHANT
Pretty Lady Penelope Rayburn could have had her pick of society's bachelors, but her keen wit and fiery spirit said "nay." To her father's dismay Penny did not give a fig for the London Season; she preferred mischief to marriage! Distraught, the Marquess made his daughter a wager: Penelope was to winter in rustic Derbyshire with her dowager cousin Lucinda. If she lasted the entire time without incurring an "incident;" the Marquess would never again refer to his daughter's refusal to find a proper husband. Penny eagerly accepted the challenge. But then she met a dashing gent named Lucien Kenrick, who was just as playful as she. Lady Penelope had met her match in the person of a devilish bounder. Yet she never heard the cries of scandal ... only the beating of her heart.