Imperious, handsome and gallant in battle, the Duke of Kingswood has stolen the hearts of many society belles. But he is a block of ice nobody can melt and is determined never to marry. To continue the family line, he is counting on his cousin and heir presumptive Richard to marry well and produce a son.To the duke?s horror, Richard?s heart is bewitched by society siren and acclaimed beauty Lady Delyth Maulden. Disaster turns to tragedy when Richard finds his beloved in the arms of another, shoots him, and turns his gun on himself. With Richard at death?s door, the duke is determined that he shall find a more suitable young beauty to mend his broken heart and thwart Lady Delyth?s scheming ways. Like manna from heaven, a beautiful young waif calls to him to help her ailing father.