Bereft of beauty as well as fortune, the
exceedingly plain Miss Jane Featherstone has failed to attract any
suitor during her three Seasons. Rather than be a burden to her
brother and his obnoxious wife, Miss Featherstone vows to accept the
first man who asks—even though she's always worshipped a lord who's
far above her touch. . .
Lord Slade must marry an heiress in order to
honor the deathbed vow he made to his father, and he needs Miss
Featherstone's help in wooing her beautiful cousin. After her
initial anger, Miss Featherstone agrees to his scheme, telling him
she's doing so because she admires his Parliamentary record of
humanitarian legislation and his reverence for truth. But the more
he's with the two cousins, the more attracted he becomes to Miss
Featherstone. What's a man of his word to do? Break a vow to a
beloved father—or follow his heart with Miss Featherstone?