Bath Was Abuzz!
The arrival of Miss Clare Fairchild in Bath set tongues wagging with curious questions and scandalous suppositions.
Why was Miss Fairchild, though both rich and beautiful, still unwed at the advanced age of twenty-three? What was this single lady doing with a most visible baby in her doting care? Even more shockingly, how dared she risk losing what was left of her good name, not to mention her virtue, by keeping ever closer company with the notably handsome and notoriously womanizing Mr. Richard Talbot?
Miss Fairchild was playing with fire. For town tattlers were eagerly waiting for her first false move or foolish kiss.