Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
What happens when a twenty-year-old young buck falls in love with and proposes marriage to Deborah Grantham, a beautiful faro dealer?
What happens when the outrageously wealthy, yet “abominably close” Max Ravenscar, who is determined to protect his cousin from an untenable match to a “harpy,” pays a visit to the lovely Miss Grantham and offers her a bribe to relinquish “all pretensions to [his] cousin’s hand and heart?” and gravely insults the lady?
What can Deborah do when she wants to marry for love and is not inclined to take advantage of the young puppy who has proposed to her but is burdened by her aunt’s financial troubles while being pursued by a lord with dishonorable intentions???