How do you thwart well meaning but relentless matchmaking parents without getting caught? In Regency England, Abby's choices were limited. Her perfect solution was to try too hard to chase down and please her equally reluctant counterpart--the soon to be new vicar of Midland. After all, if he didn't propose, it couldn't be considered her fault, could it?
Lord Edwin Chappell was startled by her performance, but too smart to be taken in by Abby's act. Just as she was showing him that she was anything but the perfect vicar's wife, he was showing her that her idea of a vicar was quite as far-fetched.
After a humorous battle of wits and wills between the young couple, tragic events lead the matchmaking parents to stand against the match. Unfortunately, this is at the moment that both Abby and Edwin have discovered that their parents may have been right about them from the start.