Young Miss Cynthia Clarendon may have fallen upon difficult times, but never could she forget the aristocratic heritage of her distinguished family name. Even when she became governess to a family whose wealth could not buy them a title, she refused to bow her lovely head or humble her stubborn pride. ow then could a mere gentleman's servant, no matter how handsome and charming and resourceful, make her heart beat too quickly for comfort, and her mind dance with impossible dreams? As a Clarendon, it was clearly beneath her. As a proper young lady, she refused to let it happen. But as her unsuitable suitor seemed to know all too well, the Honorable Miss Clarendon was also very much a woman
Miss Clarendon is really Lady Clarendon, who is now on her own, and has no funds. She refuses the help of the man her father entrusted her to, and decides she must work for a living. Her family's lawyer is appalled, and sets up a safe haven for her with a widow and her children. But, the widow seems to think Miss Clarendon is there to find a husband. Between the widow, and the attorney, Miss Clarendon's life becomes something more than she knew it could.