When she was younger, Tess’s Mother told the story of her Father, the great hero who went off to war and died protecting the realm. He was tall, and strong, and fearless.
And, of course is was a lie.
Who was her Father? It remained one of many mysteries at court, but Tess’s Mother was a minor noble in the scheme of things, and of little concern to the aristocracy.
Until, on the year of her seventeenth birthday, a succession of ill-timed deaths has led to Tess inherit her small fortune. Is it any wonder then, with her Mother gone, several ‘Gentlemen’ have come forward to claim Tess as their own.
What’s a young lady to do?