Original published - February 1986 The Luckless Young Lady Clearly fortune was not smiling on Phila Ainsley. First her parents died leaving her impoverished. Then she was forced to reside with a family whose daughters were much more beautiful and fashionable than she.
Next her good-hearted but weak-willed brother faced total ruin after losing a sum he did not have to the most handsome and wealthy gentleman in all the realm, The Nonpareil himself, the Honorable Havelocke James. But worse was yet to come. For when Phila went to beg the elegant Mr. James to forgive her brother's dreadful debt, she lost something far more precious and infinitely more perilous. Characters: Honorable Havelocke James and Miss Philadelphia Ainsley