She couldn't compete with her dazzling older sister, Lorna, so Kate Ashworth agreed to go to London as companion to her cousin Serena, daughter of the Countess of Deverill. There she would devote herself dutifully to transforming the colorless Serena into the toast of the ton.
"Impossible;' said the Countess.
"Just wait' vowed Kate.
How could she have known that her reluctant journey would turn into a London lark . . . that her drab cousin would become her best friend . . . that together they would set the town agog? And how could she guess that the Duke of Asgar himself would pay her court, turning Kate -- the saucy tomboy -- into the most eligible lady in the realm!
Candlelight Romance - # 564