Lilia Herriton, an impulsive young English widow, travels to Italy with her companion, Caroline Abbott. Her in-laws, anxious to preserve the good name of the family, become concerned when she decides to stay in Italy, and send her brother-in-law Philip to fetch her home. Unfortunately by the time he arrives Lilia is already married to a local youth and pregnant with her second child. The Herritons then scheme to gain control of the baby and bring it home to be raised as English.
EvilMatriarch: Mrs Herriton has few if any redeeming features.
HoYay: Philip and Geno get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.
ManipulativeBitch: Mrs Herriton will stop at nothing to prevent her daughter-in-law besmirching the name of her dead son.
TheEdwardianEra: Published in 1905 and set in the recent past.
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