HER MISSION WAS TO MARRY--BUT FOR LOVE OR FOR DUTY? The pampered world of the six Beverley sisters came crashing down when their father gambled away the family's exquisite estate, Mannerling. Each sister secretly dreamed of marrying some new owner of their old home and getting it back. Three have wed, happily choosing love over Mannerling. Like her sisters, Rachel, too, wishes to regain Mannerling. Now a new and most eligible bachelor has taken up residence: the handsome Charles Blackwood. But a bad first impression, a calculating Incomparable, and other intrigue stand between them--along with an undeniable passion. . . .