Katherine Farthington was determined that her devious uncle, the unscrupulous Edward Farthington, would not sell her family home. When Uncle Edward brought the urbane Nicholas Markham and the Duke of Bellingham, prospective buyers, to Farthington Hall, the mischievous Katherine and her sisters put a devilish scheme to work. With outlandish tales of ghostly hauntings, moldering chimneys, and crumbling shingles, they set up to prove that the Markham's purchase of the estate would be pure folly.
But Markham was not so easily duped--and he knew that all was not as it seemed at Farthington Hall. He also know that his only folly would be to leave behind the beautiful and high-spirited Katherine, who was unwittingly scheming her way into his gentlemanly heart . . .