Lady Emma Beaumont's brother (having died in war) has left her a great deal of money. The catch is this: it is to be administered by her former fiance Lord Alasdair Chase. She declares the situation intolerable and vows to marry (or at least be engaged) by the 14th of February. Emma and Alasdair work out their differences amid a suspenseful subplot revolving around the death of Emma's brother. His last letter to her was of significance to the war and Alasdair and an enemy are both secretly searching for it. Eventually, the couple learns to trust and deals with a child by another woman, and Emma fulfills her vow.
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