Lady Hetta Stanton seemed a drab young thing when she came to London. But with the aid and advice of her sophisticated guardian, Lady Beatrice Pelborne, Hetta underwent a transformation like that of a moth into a dazzling butterfly.
Swiftly, however, as three determined gentlemen each pressed his suit upon her, Hetta discovered that the price of beauty was peril. There was the Earl of Davenchester, so proper in public, so scandalous in private! Sir Rupert Sikes, whose infamous reputation was matched by his irresistible charm . . . and Jonathan Markham, who demanded that Hetta go home where she belonged, as his bride!
Hetta had to be more than a butterfly then – surrounded by snares, she had to be a most wary young lady!
Jonathan Markham and Lady Hetta Stanton