"I fear we should not suit, sir!" said Kate. As the fifth young man to offer for her hand that afternoon revealed his purpose and his "prospects," even Kate had to laugh at the absurd prank her brother's friends were playing. But once years ago, she remembered, she had refused such a proposal, and there had been sad consequences. Now all she had to remember that suitor by was a legacy-- one, he haughty neighbor Lord Winterton felt, no lady of honor would accept."
There is a secondary romance going on with between the heroine's brother and a good friend of the heroine. It is really given more attention than the heroine's romance.