This is actually the second time I've read this, however while I started I thought I had but the storytelling drew me in.
Connor Hamilton grew up as a smiths son but everything chaged when his fathers forge burns down and his father dies. He goes to London and earns his fortune and now has come back to buy the manor house. Still in the area is the daughter of the previous owner, Isobel Blake who was his friend, but she now has scandal following her. However the attraction is still there.
Conor decides to support a small school and gets her to help, she is trying to hide her inability to spell, which was brought about by being forced to use her right hand when she's left-handed.
Lots of angst but the characters worked for me.