"Bookish Ariel Hawthorne has never fit in with the ton. She would rather assist her father with his work at the British Museum than attend parties. Then her father is murdered, and the grieving girl worries how she will get on in life--let alone find the killer.
Recently returned from the Peninsular Wars, Captain William Stanfield was helping Ariel's father catalogue artifacts Wellington contributed to the museum. But after the older man's sudden death, he immerses himself in the search for the guilty party--a quest that blinds him to his growing affection for Ariel. So when the former governess--and infamous matchmaker--Miss Tibbles decides to take charge, she has her work cut out for her."