Abigail worked hard for a living; even her name meant handmaiden! And she expected to go on earning her living, for no man had shown signs of wanting to marry her, least of all the enigmatic Professor Dominic van Wijkelen. Certainly he admired her nursing skills for he asked her to take on his private cases, which took Abigail from London to Holland then Spain. But all he seemed to feel personally for her was intense dislike! Did Dominic not trust women? Was she too plain? Whatever the reason, there was little Abigail could do about it.