Noted for his eccentricity, the Earl of Spenborough leaves a widow younger than his own daughter Serena, and his fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham - the man his daughter had jilted. Here, Lady Serena finds herself involved with her lovely young stepmother, Lord Rotherham and her own childhood sweetheart.
Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.