An impetuous decision to marry has left the young Lady Caroline widowed and with two estates in her name. She is now in a position to live her life to the full, but her unhappy experience has put her off marrying again.
Her younger sister is falling in love with a man who is notoriously unfaithful. Annabelle refuses to believe these negative views, so Caroline knows she must intervene. And so she hires the charming Captain Burnside, a retired British Army officer, to distract her.
An adventurer who is both charming and witty, he seems the perfect man to tear Annabelle away from her infatuation. But things don’t go quite according to Caroline’s plan.…