A fast-moving humorous Georgian romp: a sweet and crazy tale of the poet and the wealthy widow. Can Lady Louisa Shittlehope’s common sense save her from an unwise attraction to Septimus Berowne, poet, and stop her falling in with his disreputable gold-digging family?
Septimus Berowne, poet, does not expect to succumb to the charms of wealthy Lady Louisa Shittlehope, although his brothers are eager to court her. Hampered by the shocking Berowne reputation, Septimus struggles to stop Louisa embroiling herself in his family’s affairs and keep her safe from his dissolute brother Quintus.
But the tribulations of the Berowne girls capture Louisa’s warm heart and she cannot help but interfere. Quintus strikes, involving Louisa and the Berownes in a madcap chase to rescue her love-struck ward. Will they be in time? Can Louisa brave Society’s disapproval to snatch at the promise of happiness?