The redoubtable Tribble sisters are almost outfoxed by a young lady thrown on the London marriage mart, as they undertake another enterprise of matchmaking. Fiona McCloud, an implacable beauty, seems averse to marriage and is adept at dispatching would-be suitors for her hand and fortune. Her attitude undergoes a sea change with the appearance of rakish Lord Harvard. As he attempts to gain the approval of the Tribbles, a cast of familiar characters sets in motion the adventures that will aid and frustrate the spinster sisters as well as secure the proverbial romantic conclusion. The Regency formula is once again applied with panache and a foreshadowing of the next volume.
M.C. Beaton is the pen name of bestselling novelist Marion Chesney. She is a prolific writer of historical romances and small village mysteries. Born in Scotland, the author began her writing career as a fiction buyer for a Glasgow bookstore and has worked as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor.The author has written under various names, most notably as M.C. Beaton for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She also has written under the names Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward.The author lived in the United States, but now splits her time between the Cotswolds, England and Paris, France.