On their way through Virginia, Fancy and her sister are captured by ruffians and saved by Chance and his friend. When they reach their destination, a tangled web of who is planning to marry whom, partly solved by Chance's forcing Fancy to marry him by sneaking into her bed one night, brings on a tale of jilted loves, revenge, and learning who truly stands to inherit a huge estate.
This is really a tale of several twisted romances between three men and the two sisters. It is upbeat, funny, and overall well done. I read the book quickly and was held in terrible suspense several times. The subplot of Chance's possibly being the original beau's brother was a great turn of events and really kept me going. This was a not-to-be-put-down book in many ways, so I do recommend it.