Kate Frazer has had her spirits dampened by her father because she looks like her mother that ran away with her lover. Kate's father arranges a marriage with a man that needs her dowry. On their wedding day, Lucius Califeld is absent. Lucius was waiting out a storm and couldn't sail until it passed. Kate decides to have an adventure and to get out from under her father's smothering thumb. When Lucius arrives, he discovers his fiance has vanished and tracks her to London and finds her having a grand adventure as a widow.
Lucius has to woo his fiance as she leads him on a merry adventure. Can they find their true love?
I found this to be a delightfully sweet and innocent read. Kate has decided that she deserves love and wants to wear clothing her father didn't pick out for her. Lucius expects to find the reserved young woman he met at their betrothal but finds Kate in a hotel garden flirting with a rake in a crimson gown.
I enjoyed reading this book.
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