An Honorable Promise
Lord Adam Calthorpe had been rash in his promise to look out for a fellow soldier's sister before the soldier was killed at the battle of Waterloo. For Miss Katherine Payne was a golden-eyed shrew who took genuine delight in flouting Adam's authority at every turn.
Surely bringing her to stay with his mother for the Season would absolve him of his responsibilities — though he sincerely doubted such a headstrong young woman would ever find herself a husband in the marriage mart. But when an unscrupulous man starts pursuing Katherine, Adam comes to realize that fulfilling his promise might actually involve marrying her himself.