Blithe Spirit . . . Lavinia Stewart was raised in Jamaica, footloose and fancy free — and returning to England to become a lady at last has proved most difficult. Though she must make her debut, polite society and its endless rules only make her head ache. She would just as soon not dance with dukes and converse with countesses, and her older brother refuses to spend so much as a shilling on a London Season for her. Yet Captain William Braedon Chartwell is delighted that Lavinia is to remain in the country for months to come.
When Captain William Chartwell meets his near neighbor Lavinia Stewart the two wind up arguing over the welfare of his ward. But William needs someone to care for his ward while he is at sea and Lavinia is anxious to escape with her niece and nephew from her brother's home and lecherous friends. With the best interests of the children at heart, the two marry only to find a passionate attraction that leads to love.