St. John Fotheringay-Phipps has nearly
forgotten who he truly is. As the dashing, amusing dandy known to all in
society as Fungy, he has hidden himself behind a mask of merriment.
But he is reminded that there are pleasures beyond society -- when he finds
himself feeling responsible for the innocently lovely and fiercely
intellectual Rose, the daughter of a famed archaeologist, and her charming, if
socially inept, family.
Rose Grace knows that she cannot gamble with her future. She has
suddenly been thrust into the role of mother to her two young sisters,
companion to her brilliant, distracted father --and family savior. She
needs to do the right thing -- to forget her own desires and
quickly find a wealthy husband before the creditors come beating
at their door. Then why is she distracted by the foppishly handsome Fungy,
who seems so very irresponsible and pleasure-loving? Surely he's the last
person whose advice she should follow!