Schoolteacher Melinda Jones marries a much older man Prescott Rodgers whom she does not love. What they have is a marriage of convenience. They are two lonely people who are comfortable with each other. Melinda is committed to Prescott in every sense of the word. Prescott Rodgers has a secret which only Melinda knows -- he has dyslexia and has never learned to read or write.
Prescott has a few other secrets in store for Melinda which are revealed upon his death through the reading of his will.
1. he is a multimillionaire;
2. he has given Melinda one year to set up a foundation in which to help conquer illiteracy;
3. Melinda must also marry within one year in order to receive the money in which he's left her; and
4. if Melinda fails to comply with items 2 and 3 all of Prescott's money will go the charity in which he named in his will.
Melinda also has a secret which she's never shared with anyone, she is attracted to Prescott's good friend and attorney Blake Hunter and has been from the moment she met him on her wedding day to Prescott but would never act upon them because of her commitment to Prescott.
Blake also has feelings for Melinda but has always been suspicious of Melinda's motives for marrying his good friend, (greed, or so he thinks). Blake has no idea how wrong he is about Melinda but time tells all. There's quite a bit of action going here from robbery to attempted murder. Ms. Forster did and excellent job with "Scarlet Woman and I think you will definitely get something out of this delightful story.