Stung by Love . . .
The village of Chipping Campden is abuzz with gossip when the local honey merchant, Miss Susan Fairford, leases her former home to a mysterious young gentleman. Miss Fairford went from belle to beekeeper after her marriage to a cad who absconded -- after just one day -- with her pride, her fortune, and her faith in men . . .
Her new tenant, who goes by the name of Philip Stone, was similarly bereft at the hands of his gold-digging fiancee, whom he caught in an act of betrayal -- on the very morning of their wedding! Philip's angry flight from the scene of his humiliation brings him from Cornwall's rocky coast to Fairford Manor, where he is captivated by his landlady's wit and beauty -- despite his resolution to steer clear of all tempting females.
Only time will tell whether bachelor and beekeeper can overcome their mutual mistrust in order to discover how much they really have in common . . .