Sapphire Fabergine, beautiful, rich, living on the isle of Martinque, has just been informed by the only father she has known Maurice Fabergine, that he is not her real father, and that her now deceased mother was a prostitute. Her real father the Earl of Wessex lives in London, and he and her mother were married, the marriage was not recognized as her mother was a nobody.
Maurice wants her to travel to London to find her father as requested by her now dead mother. Sapphire journeys to London with her Aunt, Lucia, and adopted sister Angelique. Sapphire finds out her natural father is deceased and encounters the arrogant, impatient, attractive, american Blake Thixton who is the new heir. Sapphire explains to Blake about her claim as the daughter of the Earl of Wessex. Blake does not believe her story, there is no proof. Conflict, and anger between Blake and Sapphire leads to mutual desire. Blake has not been loved by anyone, and Sapphire has been surrounded by love, and she is sensitive to this flaw in his character.
Blake kidnaps Sapphire and takes her to the states, asking her to be his mistress or maid, she refuses, and runs away.
This report prepared by Carol Mann