Zachary Bronson is a former prizefighter-turned-businessman who has made a fortune, but he doesn't have the necessary cultural skills to gain acceptance from high society for himself and his sister. Lady Holland (Holly) Taylor was widowed three years earlier; she is running out of money, and is trying to plan for her small daughter Rose's future. The two end up in a lip-lock through a case of mistaken identity one night, and after that, Zachary is determined to pursue Holly. He hires her to train him, his mother Paula, and his sister Elizabeth in the skills that will enable them to mix with high society, and eventually the two fall in love. Obstacles along the way include disapproval from society and Holly's former in-laws, Holly's cherished memory of her late husband George, and typhoid.
This report prepared by A. J. Bell