An aristocratic officer, threatened with disinheritance unless he marries well, is attracted to a mysterious girl.
Here is another, shorter novel by Mrs. Alexander (See Post 001), with an easily guessable but entertaining plot and an interestingly complex heroine.
“In spite of the plot being ... commonplace, the story runs well in the artistic hands of the author; the characters are definite, the heroine charming, and the result agreeable to the reader.” Athenaeum, April 3, 1875
“The characters … are well sketched”; “the story, though slight, is ... one which from its brightness and play of fancy is sure to please.” Morning Post, June 4, 1875
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