Another reliable, low-keyed Regency romance for a dependable market. When Sir Waldo Hawkridge, the Nonesuch, (Nonesuch as he is in equestrian skill and attainments) inherits Broom Hill, a country seat rapidly going to seed, his arrival in the arish spurs into activity the hopes of the young women and the social calendars of the matrons. With Waldo comes his young cousin, Lord Lindeth, who is immediately mitten with beautiful, petulant Tiffany Wield. However, it is meek Patience Chartely, proving her worth at last by rescuing an urchin from the wheels of a tilbury, who is destined to become Lady Lindeth. The handsome Waldo, meantime, and Ancilla Trent ?fiffany's governess but well-born) carry on a wordy wooing in the Austen tradition but with a most un-Austen tediousness. A neat pairing off at the end with Tiffany down by several points. Humming with a gentle buzz of Regency patois, this gentle, faint, faraway romance has a predetermined market.