Gillian Leigh is half american and was brought up by her very religious Boston aunt and uncle. Now she's in society in London trying to find a husband. The story opens with her starting a fire at a ball, she's a complete klutz who steps on the feet of people she's dancing with. She also has a tendency not to edit what she's thinking and just spurts out wahtever she thinks. Noble Britton's wife is dead and he's the main suspect. He's looking for a wife who would be more biddable than his last wife, but he's attracted by Gillian's honesty. His son has been so traumatised by all that has happened that he doesn't talk. Amusing and slight it's a breakneck story.