Miss Billings Treads The Boards
by Carla Kelly
Lovely but impoverished Kate Billings has set off to become a governess, but through a mishap ends up joining an acting troupe instead. Cynical Lord Grayson, injured by a highwayman hired by his greedy nephew, staggers to a barn where he sees Kate performing a role in a play. In disguise, he joins the troupe, partly to protect himself from his nephew, but mostly to get to know Kate better.