From the back cover: There's such a to-do at Combermere estate! The venerable ghost has appeared for the first time in two generations, and only Viscount Dauntry's footloose son, gallant ex-major Quintus,can be relied on to send it packing. Yet the apparition leads Quint to something far more amiss. Why are lovely Cecelia Walters and her impish son Tommy poor as church mice - living in a style unbefitting their noble station? For such anentrancing creature to clean lamps and scrub floors - with a good humor no empty-headed London belle would have shown -- is a horrid shame.
Resolving to come to the rescue of this winsome widow who has struck him with Cupid's arrow, Quint soon learns that Cecelia's aristocratic in-laws have seized her inheritance until she surrenders custody of young Tommy, something she will never do. So Quint, with a daredevil band of young bloods, hatches up a frisky plot to retrieve her fortune. But if he is successful, he will no longer be on equal footing with the adorable lady. Surely he could never expect a woman of her newly acquired wealth to take a husband of such meager means... unless one very determined specter can make him lucky in love!