Delightful story about an infamous Earl (Thomas) who's good luck is legendary and a young lady who tries his patience at every turn (Fia) - and makes him doubt that his legendary good luck is holding!
Thomas is on a secret mission to Scotland where he was to steal a "letter" that could cause/prevent a war from the Laird (DUncan). As it's a "secret" mission, he has to steal into Duncan's home to search for the letter and that's when he falls for Fia - literally - or rather Fia pushes him out of the window. Entirely by accident of course! Fia is Duncan's ward and is also on a mission - of a personal nature - she's determined to be a London playwright...
And she's a kind soul who collects old/stray animals in need of TLC - the author did an excellent job of giving personalities to these woebegone animals. Their many abuses to Thomas' good nature will have you smiling!
I found one of the secondary characters, Robert, quiet interesting - there's definitely anoter story there! Robert is a reknowned coward (throughout Scotland), a dandy - and once very briefly impersonated a regal "lady."