From the book cover:
The heroine of the three novels collected here--Love's Shadow, Tenterhooks, and Love at Second Sight--is the delightful Edith Ottley. As we follow Edith's fortunes we enter the enchanting world of Edwardian London. We will be bewitched by the courtships, jealousies, and love affairs of Edith's coterie--and indeed of Edith herself--and unfailingly amused by her husband, Bruce, one of the most tremendous--if attractive--bores in literature.
Ada Leverson, born in England in 1862, was the devoted friend of Oscar Wilde, who called her the wittiest woman in the world. She wrote six novels, each a classic comedy of manners. These three, originally published between 1908 and 1916, are perfect examples of her wit and style: no other Edwardian novelist has explored the world of marriage and married life with such feeling for its mysteries and absurdities.