Setting is Regency England. "Gannon Finn was a brash Irish Lord on a tour of the Continent when he first met Christiane, proprietress of the most exclusive gambling hell in Paris. He fell for her the way only an ardent youngster could - and vowed to rescue her from her life of wicked vice. But worldly, sophisticated Christiane just laughed at him. Years, later, Christiane is the headmistress of a highly proper academy for young women when Gannon comes crashing back into her life, a redoubtable rake with his niece in tow........." Again, Hingston has non-typical characters in her love story. I just wish Hingston were a more prolific writer. I love all her stories.