Delilah, Lady Hargate, finds herself pitted against Samuel Russell—a self-made, new money, extremely progressive American entrepreneur. Aside from one glorious night in a New York City hotel room, which Delilah thinks would be best forgotten, she wants nothing to do with the dashing American. Pity then that he shows up at Millworth Manor for the Wedding of her sister Camille to Grayson Elliott. In addition to all the other reasons why Delilah thinks she and Sam are wrong for each other, Sam is investing in horseless carriages. He’s bought a motorwagon from Karl Benz and brought it to Millworth Manor.