AN IMPOSSIBLE ARRANGEMENT
When they were still children, their loving fathers had arranged that heiress Cassandra Sherburn would marry with the heir of the Duke of Alchester, the young Marquis of Charlbury. Now that Cassandra was old enough to become his bride, the wealthy and beautiful country heiress realized that more than anything in the world she truly wanted to marry him. But owing to the unexpected deaths of first Cassandra's grandfather, then the Duke, their engagement is postponed.
Cassandra has learned that her betrothed's only interest appears to be the beautiful actresses of the Gaiety Theater. The thought that the new Duke of Alchester would marry a young woman he hadn't seen since childhood for money alone horrified Cassandra. She feels she could not contemplate being married for convenience.
Defying both her family and an unyielding Victorian society, the stubborn heiress set out for London, fired by a daring scheme to win the young Duke's heart. So she disguised as one of the women he admires -- and gets herself into a very dangerous situation.