A Gentleman Hopes His Overture . . .
Neil Spelling, man-about-town and desirable bachelor, is in a pickle. He has fallen desperately in love with Lady Alice, but her father, the Duke of Sotherland, calls him a dunderhead - and unsuitable for a son-in-law. Now an intimate holiday house party may provide the perfect occasion for Neil to appear dashing . . . daring . . . and irresistibly darling. If only a stranger hadn’t intruded, a sinister plot hadn’t developed, and the irascible Lord Nightingale hadn’t piped up...
. . . Will Win a Lady’s Hand!
Lovely Lady Alice doesn’t know what to make of Mr. Spelling! In town he is so polished, and now he appears so shy. Worse, Lord Nightingale is making him a mockery. What is a lady to do? Lady Alice is ready to offer a kiss . . . when an unexpected guest makes her tremble. Villainy is afoot during this Yuletide, and Mr. Spelling may prove a hero . . . if discord can be ended, a father’s heart softened, and love is able to conquer all with a Christmas surprise!