Minerva has taken over as head of her family, raising her brothers and sisters, taking care of the household, writing her father's sermons. She's turned out self-righteous. When her father embarks on a scheme to marry her off to get money to send her brothers to school, it appeals to her sense of self-sacrifice to be a martyer for her family. However, her prudish behavior doesn't appeal to the London crowd and they make plans to assault her and steal her virtue. Meanwhile, Minerva attracts the attentions of the older Lord Comfrey, who looks out for her. Despite the fact that she believes she doesn't like him, their relationship grows.
The story is OK but I found the main character, Minerva, too annoying to really like the book.
This book is one of Marion Chesney's best Regency Romances. Minerva is a prim and proper lady who has to marry to save her family. But, she keeps turning off her suitors due to her straight-laced views until they plot to ruin her. There is just something about the chemistry between the two lead characters that gets me every time I read it. This book is the first of the series The Six Sisters.