Beautiful Karenza Coningsby may lack for wordly riches, but she has a wealth of wit and charm. Recently orphaned, Karenza and her four sisters find that a handsome but heartless stranger has been made their guardian. Proud Karenza vows to fight this indignity with every ounce of her cleverness and she concocts a wild scheme to keep the Coningsby ladies free of Viscount Darnboroughs interfering dictates. The rakish viscount is less than enthusiastic about his new charges. But when he uncovers Karenzas dangerous gamble, he finds that one young womans fiery spirit can melt his cold heart.