Even a schoolteacher is entitled to romantic fantasies, but Delsie Sommers was eminently practical. She never dared to dream of a wealthy, handsome, and titled husband. Then one day fate turned her world upside down and flung her into a marriage with a man she scarcely knew. Fortunately for Delsie, he died within hours of the wedding; leaving her his house, much of his fortune, and his young daughter. Then fate stepped in again. This time in the guise of the wealthy and handsome Lord deVigne--her late husband's brother-in-law--whose attempt to run her life aroused her spitfire temper--and her hopes.