Valerian Dorning is handsome, charming, and absolutely pockets to let. He's hopelessly attracted to heiress Emily Pepper, but as he puts it to Emily, an honorable man must bring independent means to his marriage.
Emily has been chased by enough fortune hunters to know that the forthright fellow who balks at taking advantage of her wealth is exactly the man she needs, but she's hiding secrets that Valerian must never learn. He needs a fortune, she needs a miracle. How can true love prevail?