In Regency England, Lady Daisy Morrison, 25 and independent, is staying overnight at an inn. When she sees a gentleman being attacked by hooligans, she rescues him by wielding her father's large black umbrella. Viscount Giles Kincade flees from his assailants. Daisy pays Giles' inn bill, his gambling debts, and his "lady" of the evening. When Giles discovers this, he is utterly mortified. As a handsome, wealthy and arrogant bachelor, Daisy's actions bring public humiliation.
Daisy mistakenly thinks the viscount's mortification is undying gratitude; therefore, she requests a favor. Daisy wants Giles to provide an entry into London's aristocratic social setting so she can find a husband for her beautiful but shy sister. Giles reluctantly agrees.
As Giles introduces Daisy and her sister to London society, he finds to his disgust that he is attracted to Daisy who exasperates him because she does not act as ladies are expected to behave. Meanwhile, Daisy tries to set up Giles as a suitor for her sister, although she and Giles spend most of their time interacting with each other. Giles has no interest in marriage and wants to avoid Daisy's matchmaking. Their dialogue is comic. Against their wills, Daisy and Giles find themselves falling in love.
The review of this Book prepared by L. Watson