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