Owner and headmistress of her own school in Boston, Abigail todd never expects to inherit an English cottage from a distant relative. All she has to do is reside at Arbor Cottage for two months and carry out some small commissions specified by her mysterious benefactor, and the property will be hers.
What she doesn't know is that her bequest lies on ground that once belonged to the estate of Jared Verney, Earl of Langley. As clever as he is handsome, Jared has the cunning he needs to fight to recover his family's land. But, to the earl's surprise, headstrong Abby has wiles enough to meet his challenge--and claim his heart for her own.