A romantic short story, set in Regency London.
At twenty-eight, Miss Helen Worth is on the shelf and stranded at the altar by a man she didn’t choose. Never one to follow convention, Helen puts a brave face on her humiliation and defiantly sallies forth into society . . .and discovers love in the one place she never expected to find it.
Edmond Manwaring had always loved Helen Worth. He was infatuated with her even as a boy. Now that he’s a grown man, every other woman he meets pales beside his memory of Helen. He’s determined to discover if Helen is truly as warm-hearted and beautiful as he remembered, or was she just an ideal woman born of his childhood imagination? Edmond thinks he’ll find the answer to his question as soon as he renews his acquaintance with Helen. All it will take is one dance with her and he’ll know for certain.