Sir Nicholas Kirwan was happy the war with France was over and was returning home. On the roadside he met the beautiful lady, Miss Blanche Ferris, and her stand offish sister, Rietta. From his childhood friend, David Mochrie, he learned much about the sisters. Blanche could do no wrong while Rietta abused her father and sister. Yet for David to get his dream of marrying Blanche, someone had to agree to wed the shrew, Rietta first since she was the eldest. Nick refused, until he found out how much his mother and sisters needed money. Knowing Rietta to come with a large dowry, he agreed to meet her.
Contrary to all he had been told, he found Blanche to be a spoiled air head. However, Rietta was intelligent, pretty in her own way, and not the least bit a shrew. Agreeing to marry her was not a problem, but getting her to agree to wed him was!
***** Lots going on in this one! Getting past the marriage is the hard part, but much went on after it too! A well written story to make its readers sigh out loud. Terrific reading here!