Florence Knightley is shamelessly rejected by her own mother. She despises her daughter’s blemished looks. Such an ugly duckling is a shame to the house of Knightley among society’s more refined peers.
When the young woman turns eighteen her father decides it is high time his daughter marry, but who would even consider such an imperfect girl?
It is a troubling question.
A passing reference in Regency court to the reclusive Lord Albert Errol, Duke of Whittington, provides a solution. Stewart Knightley approaches the mysterious Duke with an offer to restore his lost fortunes. In return he will take the hand of Florence.
Thus begins an unlikely journey that will transform the duckling to a swan.
In this original Regency fairytale the classic parable of the Ugly Duckling takes a decidedly romantic Regency turn.