From the back cover: CAN IT BE TRUE? INSTEAD OF BEING A PENNILESS ORPHAN, SHE IS NOW A WEALTHY HEIRESS! After years of chafing under her grandfather's tight-fisted ways, Damaris Spenser can finally have anything she desires: new ball gowns, her own curricle, even a Season in London. She can have everything except what money cannot buy - experience. For the years Damaris spent at Spencer Hill had been sorely lacking in social intercourse - no dancing, no cards, no society whtsoever. With all her wealth and beauty, she is a veritable greenhead, and now the prey of every young man in dun territory. So when the smooth-talking Gregory Litton tries to compromise her in his private quarters, the ever-watchful Lord Weald saver her with subterfuge: he announces her engagement to himself! Now Damaris and Lord Weald must continue the charade until a decent interval has passed and they can part without scandal. But neither of them expects their playacting to become, suddenly, all too real.