Amused at first by Ancilla Trent's stand-offishness, Sir Waldo Hawkridge rapidly falls in love with her. She is a companion/governess to two young women, but he isn't at all bothered. She, while disliking the set he belongs to, begins to appreciate his better qualities as she becomes better acquainted with him. Unfortunately, there are several complications. One of her more serious books, this still has plenty of amusing moments.
I re-read this one, because I hadn’t in awhile, and enjoyed it hugely. I’m fondest of the sensible heroines, and Sir Waldo and Ancilla are both so nice that this was a lovely read. [Oct. 2011]