Lord Vernon and Lady Beatrice Chalcroft had been betrothed since childhood. However, unlike most arranged marriages, Vernon had loved Beatrice since the first time he saw her. The season they should have been married found the relationship severed by jealousy and pride.
Lady Beatrice was sent away from home to reform her spiteful behavior, and finds herself reduced from a duke's daughter to a life of service in Scotland trying to learn the ways of the less privileged. Lord Vernon, hurt and determined to forgo love, decides to move on with an unemotional marriage of convenience.
Will the two find their way back together again? Or will Vernon choose another bride first? Will Beatrice be able to humble herself and reform her hurtful, spoiled ways?
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