Eleanor Johnson, the youngest of the Johnson sisters, is plain. No one will ever write sonnets about her but she does not wish for sonnets; just someone to love her for herself. She has lived in the shadow of her three older, more beautiful sisters all her life. Now, not only plain she has made a fool of herself in the worst possible way.
Joseph Heaton is sick of the fickleness of society. He has become one of those in society famous for their notoriety in putting people down. He is to find that one arrogant sentence was to cost him the woman that, unwittingly had become the most important person in his life.
A chase across country; an angry father; and a man intent on having Eleanor for himself, are all hurdles that face Joseph in his quest to prove his love.
He is to face the hard lesson that sometimes, money and titles are not enough to secure everything that he wants.