Written by Barbara Cartland
With all the trappings of wealth, but none of the money to maintain the large historic houses they inherit, society beauty Lady Galina More and her charismatic brother, Georgie, the Earl of Ranmore, are in despair. It seems that the only way to secure their family estate for future generations is to throw away any hopes of romance and marry well. But can a wealthy suitor for both brother and sister be found amongst Victorian London’s glittering parties and dazzling soirees? When Georgie meets American oil millionaire Craig Farlow, and his lovely daughter, Ellie-May, it seems that fate has finally intervened in a fortuitous way. Accepting the Earl’s offer to stay in his Park Lane home, father and daughter quickly settle into London life. Ellie-May and Galina strike up a close friendship, whilst Farlow inspires Georgie to make one last attempt to change his fortunes, this time amongst the oil fields of America. With the Earl away, the two girls are quickly inundated with worthy suitors, but both are determined to marry for love, or not at all. So when Galina gives her heart to handsome, but penniless, Lord Bramton she knows that their love is doomed if she is to save her family. Meanwhile Ellie-May faces her own romantic dilemmas; how can she know if the man of her dreams truly loves her, or is attracted only to her father’s money? Torn between love and duty, both girls pray for a way to get their hearts desire and find the lasting happiness they deserve.