By Georgette Heyer
"*Almost an heiress*
Country-bred, lively Kitty Charings is near to inheriting a fortune from her eccentric mother or father - only if she marries certainly one of his grand?nephews. Kitty has spent her secluded lifestyles pining for the good-looking, rakish Jack, who's good conscious of her attachment.
*A plan of her own*
But whilst Jack fails to answer his great?uncle's ultimatum, Kitty hatches a technique of her personal - a counterfeit betrothal to mild?mannered Freddy Standen (who neither wishes nor desires the money).
*A impossible hero*
And whilst Kitty's beneficiant middle ends up in all kinds of accidental problems, there's just one guy who can rescue her from a couple of dreadful repair, choose up the items of her plotting and within the technique her heart...
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