Can money buy you happiness? Impoverished Lady Viola and her twin brother David Northcombe find that their fate has changed dramatically when their entrepreneurial father dies unexpectedly, leaving them a vast fortune. Returning home to England and still reeling from their dramatic change in circumstances, fate seems to have smiled on them when the handsome, but impoverished, Duke of Glentorran dramatically rescues them from the perils of the sea off the coast of Scotland. Loyal to his family and friends, the duke has little left but his pride and his determination to live up to his responsibilities to the people of Glentorran. Viola and the duke realise that they have met before, and the spark previously lit between them is still alive. Eager to be loved for herself and keen to test rumours that the duke is nothing more than a fortune hunter, Viola begs her brother to keep their inheritance secret.