Robina Frayne has a lot to learn about life. Living a boring, stultifying existence in the country, she falls prey to the first man who offers to ‘take her away from all this’. All the experience of her eighteen years is no match for smooth-talking philanderer Aubrey Mauldron.
After an unpleasant experience in Mauldron’s Paris flat, she escapes back to England a wiser girl. Now less starry-eyed about men in general, she is soon to meet a particular man will will be everything that Mauldron is not: unselfish, generous, and very much in love with her. But ahead lies tragedy…