Parsifal Wentworth is a quiet young gentleman with a passion for breeding roses—quite the black sheep in an aristocratic family known for being wild. He is also secretly in love with Annabella Smith, daughter of the Wentworths' neighbors. But Parsifal does not have the confidence to make his feelings known to Annabella—until one night, he wears his ancestor's Cavalier outfit to a masquerade ball, and rescues Annabella from an overeager rake.
But the attack on Annabella is not an isolated incident—she is in fact being tested by one of her suitors, the cold Duke of Stratton. The Duke seeks a truly “pure” wife for sinister reasons, and watches as Parsifal and Annabella's affection for each other grows. Tales of the Cavalier's exploits grow, and Parsifal tries to convince himself that his actions as the Cavalier stem from his ancestor's supernatural influence. But then Annabella is kidnapped, and Parsifal proves that his role as a dashing, chivalrous hero is more than just an act.
This report prepared by Ursawolf