Betrothed from Birth
It was decided from their infancy that Tris Enders would wed Juliet Branscombe. Yet, growing up on adjoining estates in Derbyshire made that the last thing that either wanted, especially after Tris had found the girl of his dreams in London and the handsome Lord Canfield moved into a nearby estate. Tris and Juliet each believed that if the other became engaged to someone else, then Juliet's mother, the formidable Madge Branscombe, would finally have to put her daughter's dreams above her own and allow them to marry whomever they chose. Misunderstandings abound when Tris and Juliet “help” each other with the objects of their affections, leading to disastrous results.