After the death of a guest at the reception for Roger and Abigail’s wedding, the Bradford-Bevan sisters set out to discover the murderer. It seems the deceased, Mr. Fox, had a reputation as a libertine, romancing several married women in town. As the list of suspects grows, Rosemary finds herself entangled with a widower and his sons, the boys coming to stay in the Kimball house while their father is away.
Charles Oliver arrives home to discover that someone has taken his boys. Fate leads him to the Kimball doorstep, where he encounters Miss Bradford-Bevan, who is the teacher in town. Although she has meddled in his affairs, he is drawn to her sweetness and beauty. As Rosemary and Abigail work to unravel the mystery, Rose and Charles grow closer, uncovering a startling truth about someone they thought they knew.