A lady in possession of an independent fortune has no need for
a husband. Miss Julia Swifton, secure in that belief, has made no
attempt to search for one, even after three seasons in London. That
is until her grandmother, an advocate of women's rights, rises from
her deathbed and threatens, of all things, to marry her to a
notorious rake, Lord Thorwynn. Shocked into action, Julia launches
into a search for an intelligent, scholarly husband who will suit
her. On her way she has to rescue a fallen "angel," save a rake
from being forced into marriage, defeat an unscrupulous gamesmaster
who needs to seduce her for money, and avert a friend's disastrous
runaway marriage. Fortunately, she does not have to do it alone.
Even if her companion, Lord Thorwynn, is the last person she would
ever want to marry.