Chapters 24-26 Summary

Upon hearing that her father is to marry Margaret, Evie becomes upset. She feels Margaret is trying to steal her father. Dolly attempts a scheme. She suggests that Evie pretend to break her engagement off. Maybe then her father would come to his senses and not marry Margaret, because he would once again enjoy Evie’s company. Charles makes both Dolly and Evie stop their silliness. If she can do nothing else, Evie decides, she will at least change the date of her wedding from September to August, which she does.

Evie wants to hold the wedding not in London but rather in the countryside, at an estate her father has recently bought. The manor is located in Oniton Grange, far into the north country near the Welsh border....

(The entire section is 651 words.)