It would be placing too much significance on a brief flirtation to say the gentleman had fallen in love. But when Clara Christopher discovered that Lord Allingcote had been invited to the wedding she was busily planning for her cousin, she hoped he might again favor her as his flirt. She was quite unprepared for Miss Nel Muldoon, as beautiful as an angel and as mischievous as the devil, appearing on the strong arm of Lord Allingcote-while batting her blue eyes at every other gentleman in sight. Allingcote's deliciously attentive gaze suggested that he had thought of Clara often. Yet it was clear he was mixed up in some close manner with the darling Nel Muldoon. The answer, Clara soon discovered, was one of many surprises that awaited!