Maximillian Wells, Earl of Trent, proposes to marry Pandora
Effington because he admires her and thinks she would be a perfect bride. But Pandora knows Max does not love her and she wants to be married for love. Instead of refusing Max, however, she offers a deal. If she sets a test for him and he passes it, she will marry him. If he fails, she will choose a bride for him.
The test is that Max must accomplish each of the twelve labours of
Hercules. Pandora figures it is an impossible task and she will be
free to remain unmarried until she finds someone who she loves and who loves her in return. After all, how will he do such things as capture the wild bull of Crete, obtain the girdle of the Queen of the Amazons, get one of the golden apples of Hesperides, clean the Auguean stables or kill the nine headed hydra? But Max surprises her as he begins, with the help of her family and friends and some creative thinking of his own, to accomplish each of the tasks. As he does so, they begin to fall in love which leaves Pandora in a quandry. If Max wins, even though she loves him, she does not want to marry him unless she is sure he loves her. But if he does love her, she does not know what to do if Max fails the test.
The review of this Book prepared by L. Watson