Witty and refreshingly candid, lovely Serena has been capturing hearts young and old. Her guardian uncle wants her to marry, worried that she will, at twenty-three, become a spinster. He wants a better life for her than that.
She doesn’t want to make a match without her heart being in it.
One of her most ardent suitors is Freddy Radburn. A puppy at nineteen. She fully expected and hoped he would realize he was too young. In the meantime, she did not wish to hurt him and enjoyed his light-hearted company, believing that the more time they spent together, the greater the chance he would soon tire of her and return to school.
Upon the arrival of his auspicious uncle, Lord Daniel Pendleton, however, things took a decidedly interesting turn…