LADY HENRIETTA WENTWORTH is not interested in the dictates of the day relating to marriage. Satisfied with her life, if she will marry, it will be to someone she loves and chooses. Her father does not insist she marry, until now. ALEXANDER DURHAM BARRINGTON will make her a suitable match. All is settled between the families although Henrietta refuses to meet her betrothed until the day of their wedding. But, after a chance encounter with BARON NEVILLE DE RABY, she may have found a way out after all. Will their plans provoke the intended result?