Lady Sophia Hampton is an imposter. Deception and pretense have ruled her social interactions with gentlemen after she made a life-altering decision at sixteen. Outraged by the scarcity of suitors, her parents insist she visit her aunt in Berkshire.
Upon the death of his father, Sir Edward Collins takes the responsibility of land ownership seriously, planning to adopt new methods to improve crop production. Refusing to trust his judgment, his mother advises him to instead concentrate on finding a suitable lady to marry.
Could an unfortunate accident provide Sophia and Edward the opportunity to develop a relationship that brings them both confidence and happiness?