Lady Maria despises the hypocritical ways of Polite Society and most unexpectedly, finds love with a commoner. Only, he isn’t a commoner but the Earl of Daventon.
The Earl of Daventon believes love is a quagmire but falls in love with a mysterious young woman who dresses like a shop girl and behaves like a lady. He finds a remedy in accepting an arranged match with Lady Maria, whom he hasn’t seen.
All of which leads to a delightful tangle of affairs…..