Marcus, Viscount of Marlbrooke, is ordered by the king to marry, but on his way to pick up his bride, Marcus encounters a woman who has fallen from her horse. When she wakes up, she has no memory of who she is. Drawn to her beauty and cheerfulness, Marcus gives her a false name and allows her to stay with him. But soon he is shocked when he discovers she's actually Catherine, the bride he was supposed to pick up! And when her memory returns, she tells him that she's come to refuse his proposal!