A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirringtimes for all the neighborhood.When Captain Lewis Brabant returned from the open sea, all thought hemeant to choose a bride. As eligible females readied to meet thedashing Captain Brabant, one woman of modest means stood away from thecrowd and let her friend have a go at the bachelor. In fact, MissCaroline Whiston had no expectations, since she was a lady'scompanion. But no sooner had the two met than they felt a headyattraction, despite the odds. Would Captain Lewis defy convention andfall in love with this beguiling companion…?