Book Two in the House of Caruthers series:
Edmund Caruthers, London barrister and gentleman, defies his father and his class to represent the poor. With few paying customers and cut off from his inheritance, he struggles financially. He’s frustrated his betrothed, the lovely Dolly Wycliffe, won’t set a date to marry him.
Dolly dreams of becoming a famous milliner. She loves Edmund, but the life of a society matron isn’t for her. Edmund’s family and friends remind her a girl who makes hats can’t become the wife of a distinguished barrister.
When a woman is found murdered in fashionable Mayfair, their two worlds collide. The victim is a shop girl and Dolly enlists Edmund’s help to find a killer. Edmund keeps a friend’s involvement a secret and Dolly realizes the toffs have rules they’re unwilling to break.
Now Dolly must decide if their love is enough to overcome the obstacles ahead or if marrying Edmund will be a decision they’ll both come to regret?