Samantha Clyde, the beautiful, and dutiful daughter of the ailing Vicar of Little Poolbrook in Worcestershire, lives a cosy sheltered life attending to her father’s needs and helping out with the Church bazaar at The Castle her impoverished family once owned.
Her world is turned upside down when celebrated fashion photographer, Giles Bariatinsky, is very struck by Samantha’s enigmatic and unusual beauty and whisks her off to a glamorous new life as a model of haute couture in London.
Bewildered and intimidated by London Society’s decadence, she meets the dashing firebrand novelist David Durham, experiences her first ever kiss and loses her heart utterly in an instant.
Almost as quickly, all her hopes and dreams are dashed when the man she loves despises her naivety. And since no other man will ever take David’s place in her heart, Samantha takes refuge in a Convent, resolving to become the sophisticated woman of the world that she imagines David Durham desires –