“I do not think I want
to be married at all. I want to be rich. Very rich…”
When Henrietta Bascombe opens a confectionary shop in
order to turn her pittance of an inheritance into a fortune, her friends are shocked
to hear of such a well-bred lady going into trade. The Earl of Carrisdown is
both drawn to and repelled by her shopgirl status. Undaunted, Henrietta proceeds
to hang out the traditional confectioners’ sign of a golden pineapple and soon finds
a set of beautiful women in her employ, drawing the attention of the Earl of
Carrisdown’s younger brother and best friend. Distressed by the situation, the
earl makes it his mission to put Henrietta out of business. But he looks
forward to tangling with the fiery sweetshop owner more than he’s willing to admit.
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