Everything was ready for the grand London wedding of the heroine and the son of a renowned old diplomat when the bride suddenly disappeared. Indirect evidence points to an Italian being connected with the girl's disappearance. However, the outbreak of the first world war at that time postponed the chase for years. This work gives an interesting insight into the middle to upper-class society and their etiquettes of the time. Rejection, jealousy, and manipulation all come into play in the story until everything is resolved.