Essie Spreckelmeyer is the last woman anyone in Corsicana, Texas,
expected to see with a man on her arm. Independent and outspoken, she’s
known more for riding bicycles in outrageous bloomers than for catching a
man’s eye.
 
The last man who seems willing to give her a second glance is
Tony Morgan, newly hired at Spreckelmeyer’s oil company. Disinherited son of an oil baron, Tony wants most to restore his name
and regain his lost fortune — not lose his heart to this headstrong
blonde. She confounds, contradicts, and confuses him. Sometimes he
doesn’t know if she’s driving him toward the aisle or the end of his
rope.