As her wedding-day approaches, Maria – the eldest daughter of Jane and Charles Bingley – ponders what her future marriage will hold. Her fiancé, Edgar Williams, is considering abandonment of the militia to relocate with her to his uncle’s farm in Yorkshire. Yet, unbeknownst to Miss Bingley, another scandalous rumour concerning Edgar has reached the ears of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Is there real substance to this insidious gossip? Will Maria’s heart be broken?