Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind by Heidi Ashworth
Ginny is the niece of a dowager who LOVES her roses. She can not get into town to check on her roses or to make sure that some doesn't steal any clippings of her prized roses. The dowager schemes to get Ginny engaged and sends her to check on the roses with Sir Anthony as an escort. Sir Anthony is very proper while Ginny speaks her mind and neither cared for the other. But from the beginning fate conspires against the couple. The are stranded by a highwayman and thus starts their adventure.
Ginny and Sir Anthony are forced into each others company as they are stuck at a family members home and the battle of words, wit and misread cues are constant. Both Ginny and Sir Anthony soon find themselves drawn into games and trying to reveal the real person in each other.
And the dowager's roses? You will have to read the book to find out....
Great book for summer reading!