Not quite a rags to riches story, in fact almost the opposite. When two young people in a Scottish border town discover the distinct disadvantage to having a lack of knowledge about the local laws and customs, their lives change unequivocally.
Inveterate gambler Anthony Fairfax is trying to gain enough money to pay his vowels to a London gambling house. A gentlemanly sense of duty to a damsel in distress and the looming certainty of danger to his person has him falsely declaring their marital state within the hearing of others.
A young woman, Charlotte Devon, daughter of an infamous London courtesan is seeking her lordly unknown father. Desperation has called for desperate measures.
As these two discover each other (well thrown together by chance and mischance really) and each realizes their own self worth, a charming love story unfolds.
Love reforms this gallant rogue and holds him to a steady path. Two people with telling backgrounds find the secret to overcoming their pasts.
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