The mere idea of a woman in his castle made the Duke of Bridgewater feel ill; behind his misogyny lay a family scandal that had left him irascible, lonely, and heirless. Then one day, a letter arrived from abroad. Beginning Dear Grandfather and signed Pat Caverley , it seemed to signal that the Duke had an heir after all and the old man promptly ordered Grey, his secretary, to fetch the boy. To Grey s horror, Pat turned out to be Patricia ... With characteristic impishness, Patricia cut off her curls and donned trousers. The Duke found his grandson a little small, perhaps even a little effeminate. But then there was young Geoffrey who worked on the estate perhaps he could make a man out of Pat? After all, he shared the Duke s opinion of women!