Abandoned at the alter when her new husband hies off to Canada, Hope Templeton Westcliffe petitions the Church for an annulment of her marriage to the Marquis of Pennleigh. Hope is willing to risk ostracism from society to win her freedom from this travesty of a marriage, because not only has her husband been gone for seven years, he loves her sister.
Set in Regency England, Butterfly Bride centers around a well-meaning father who wins a wager and obtains a titled husband for his adolescent daughter. He convinces his daughter to marry the young man and then ships his new son-in-law off to Canada. The hero returns to England to discover his child bride has blossomed into a lovely woman.
She has also filed a petition for an annulment of their marriage.