It’s been three years since James’s father, Viscount Winston Lynton, died mysteriously in a carriage accident in Vienna, his fob watch and signet ring missing from his recovered body. When Caleb and Sir William recover the watch and return it to Lady Emily, questions arise surrounding the accident, especially when Lord Marcus Stone, a fellow antiquities collector of the late viscount surfaces in Surrey inquiring about the watch.
Meanwhile, James and Lady Susanna have been granted permission to marry and a wedding is planned for the end of October. When tragedy strikes both Lady Emily and Susanna, however, the nuptials must be postponed once more. And when the Duchess of Bradford, Susanna’s mother returns from her banishment in Scotland, a new problem presents itself.
Will James and Susan ever marry? Will the mystery surrounding the late viscount be solved?