Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can't seem to elude local solicitor Nash Banfield. All Nash Banfield wants is a quiet, sedate life‚Äîno risks or surprises. When Margaretta, clearly on the run and unwilling to answer questions, interrupts his solitude, his curiosity and his principles won't let him leave this determined woman without assistance. But will discovering the truth about Margaretta make him think twice about finally taking a risk on love?