Thaddeus Milborough, the youngest son of an earl, lives quietly in North Yorkshire, patiently tending his tea roses. The prettiest blossom of all is his new neighbor Amelia Horton -- lovely, alone and decidedly pregnant.
When Amelia's parents sent her away, they made no pretense that she was a respectable widow. All of Hinderwell knows her baby is illegitimate. Shunned by her neighbors and far from the home she once knew, her only solace is the kindness of the gentleman next door. But surely he would not involve himself with a fallen woman and another man's child.
When love blooms among the roses, Thaddeus and Amelia must overcome the villagers' scorn if they can ever hope to be a happy family.