Lady Lara Darling, a country gal, is fiercely independent, reckless by nature, and absolutely unable to turn her back on a dare - even if it comes posthumously from her grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Marleston. The late Lady bequeaths Lara money for a debut Season, the services of her dear friend, Lady Tattenbaum, and the prized possession - the old dame's diaries. For in the Duchess Diaries lie the secrets to a successful - and happy - match.
Though grateful, Lara isn't interested until the challenge is set forth: that she find a husband during her one Season. This she cannot refuse, but her odds are looking slim when she entangles herself with Griff Halisbury, a notorious coachman, while simply en route to London . . .