To escape from an unwanted marriage, wealthy heiress Perdita Brodie along with her governess, Moira Greenwood, join a shabby acting troupe and attract the attentions of Lord Stornaway. Even when they are reunited with friends and family, Stornaway continues to believe they are lightskirts and relentlessly pursues Perdita. Moira stands between his lordship and her charge, but then finds that she has become the target of his affections. But can she persuade him that she is a virtuous gentlewoman before it’s too late?
Perdita is a fun read, full of engaging characters and with a plotline that is rather racier than the usual Regency romances. The first person format makes it all the more intimate and involving.