Impoverished by their father’s habit of writing dull books that no one wants to buy, outstandingly beautiful sisters Penelope and Alisa Wynton despair of ever taking their rightful place in the Social world – until Penelope has an outrageous idea!
Soon, against her better judgement, Alisa, the elder and more sensible of the two, is travelling alone to London with the natural face-creams they make using their mother’s old recipes. By selling these, Penelope is convinced that they will earn enough to buy the exquisite gowns they need to make a splash at Society balls and each marry a Duke!
Meeting the awe-inspiring Earl of Keswick and other members of the Nobility, Alisa is shocked by their worldly ways and frightened by their amorous advances.
Just when their plan is succeeding, Alisa is resigned to returning to her quiet life with her father in the country, when like a flash she realises that she is utterly in love. Is it possible that the man she loves could love her too?