Georgiana Bell, orphaned and unloved, found a new home with the Connies, a lovable but impoverished couple in the small town of Fareham. Georgiana will be pressed by the pressure facing the women of the 18th century--marriage. After Mr. Connie's death, their little hat shop began to lose clients and economy was strained. She was forced to disguise herself as a man in order for her to work as a coal miner, and she will cross path with the arrogant, prejudiced, and rich but handsome Mr. Vandervent. With suitors all over her, Georgiana will find herself attracted to the man she least expected to like. A/N: Former title was 'The Speech of Vanity'