When Eleanor Tennant was called to look after her niece Belinda, she swore she’d help her find the perfect suitor, but unfortunately, Belinda prefers the attentions of Geoffrey Barkwith, a handsome, notorious rake with an unsavory reputation. In a letter addressed to the Busybody, an advice columnist for THE LADIES’ FASHIONABLE CABINET, Belinda asks the woman -- should she go after her heart’s desire? Her response--yes! Eleanor, furious with this advice, goes in search of the mysterious Busybody, but when she finds out that this wretched woman giving such public encouragement is not in fact a woman at all, but a man! -- Simon Westover, she forces him to accompany her back home where he will confess his identity. However, Belinda has already bolted out of town. Now, Eleanor must go on a rescue mission with Simon to save her cousin from a disastrous love scandal. Will Simon be able to complete the mission: rescue Belinda and finally teach Eleanor that sometimes you can follow your heart?