Lord Colambre can see that his pretentious motherâ??s social ambitions earn her nothing but contempt from Londonâ??s fashionable society. And itâ??s come to his attention that his fatherâ??s finances have suffered a good deal underwriting his wifeâ??s extravagances.
Anxious about his familyâ??s fortunes, Colambre departs Cambridge for Ireland to assess his fatherâ??s estates firsthand. There he finds his absent fatherâ??s tenants sorely put upon by the estateâ??s agent. Colambre races to stop his father from both destroying the lives of local peasants and throwing their family into ruins, but thereâ??s one conditionâ??one heâ??s sure will make his mother truly unhappy.
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