Miss Roselind (Rose) Golightly is waiting patiently for her wedding to Lord Richard Strang. Rose has resigned herself to spinsterhood and feels that she isn't as beautiful as her sister, Lizzie. Rose lives in Devonshire with her family and considers herself average looking. Humor and stress abound around the planning of the wedding; Rose can't fathom why Richard has fallen in love with her. Lord Richard and his twin brother, Gervase, arrive early. Richard claims he is impatient to be with Rose again and start their life together.
Devonshire is a sweet romance full of love, hate, and plenty of adventure. Rose comes across as a little insecure, but then aren't we all? Although Richard has faults, he is perfect for Rose. Both of the twins are tall, carry clothes well, and their looks stop women in their tracks, but Richard holds Rose's love. It is rather comical watching conversations stop and heads turn because not only are they identical twins and one has a title, but they are very striking in appearance.
Devonshire spans the month leading up to the wedding and the events that happen. The story covers a case of smuggling, kidnapping, and murder. Smuggling along the Devonshire coast is a part of history and this story shows just an instance of it. The kidnapping of a few of the characters were so well written that you actually hated the kidnapper himself. The Devonshire coastline is so well described that you feel you are there.