Marrying for spite... Angered by his daughter's secret writings on female equality, and in need of an heir, the Duke of Sudeleigh has hit upon the perfect scheme: He'll marry the feisty lass off to the man of his choosing. But Lady Elizabeth abhors arranged marriages, and she'll do anything to avoid one -- even wed a Scottish farmer.
Elizabeth does not realize, however, that the man she assumes is a poor crofter is an aristocrat every hit as prominent as the duke. Now her father and her chosen groom-to-be have hatched a plan to catch Elizabeth at her own game. But with one deception following another, heartbreak is inevitable... unless true love can save the day.