A Young Woman Disappears. A Husband Is Suspected Of Murder. Stirring Times For All The Neighborhood.
When poor relation Deborah Staunton finds herself destitute, through no fault of her own, she is thrown on the mercy of the Percival family. Help presents itself in the highly eligible shape of Hugo Percival. Could he ever consider her as a possible wife?
All Hugo wants is a well-ordered life with a calm, gentle lady, not an accident-prone miss who spreads disaster in her wake. Yet as the lively Deborah infiltrates his world, he begins to wonder whether she isn't exactly what he needs….