Tom Poole is a refreshing hero who believes in working for his money but his newfound riches lead him to spend time in a society that doesn’t necessarily hold the same beliefs. Tom instantly becomes enamored of the toast of the town, the lovely Margaret Vaughn. Maggie is a socialite heiress engaged to a wealthy gentleman when Tom first becomes acquainted with her and I must say I had a difficult time understanding why he so easily fell for her beyond her physical attributes. I felt she got what she deserved when the farce with her fiancé was revealed. The supporting characters were engaging and even though I did not read the first book it did not hinder my ability to follow the storyline. If a sweet historical romance with strong Christian nuances is your cup of tea I think this will be an enjoyable read.