Lady Harriet Broadstone has known the incomparable Lord Simon Wentworth, Earl of Blackwell, since she was a child. But after a frightening kidnapping when she was just sixteen, she fears he will never see her as a grown woman. Deciding to escape to Florence for two years to study art and music, Lady Harriet returns to England to find Lord Blackwell more fascinating that ever...Simon Wentworth, Earl of Blackwell, has always cherished a soft spot for his friend and neighbors younger sister. But it is not until she returns from abroad educated, sophisticated, and confident that he sees her as a potential wife.
But will she, with all her newly found erudition and poise, still see him as the man of her dreams?