Miss Christianna Balfour has been dreaming about love for as long as her mother has been chiding her about finding a man with a good fortune. While her Mrs. Balfour dreams of wealth and comfort for her daughter, Christianna’s only desire is love. When Mr. Ephraim Stone waltzes into their little town with his dark past and dark eyes, she is swept away by his charm.
But waiting in the wings is Mr. Archibald Pembroke, a man of means and a hefty inheritance. He has wanted to marry Christianna from the day they met. He is a nice enough man, but he doesn’t stoke her passions, despite her mother’s encouragement.
When unforeseen circumstance falls upon her, Christianna is forced to make a choice between them. Does she marry for love or does she marry for comfort?