During a rare white Christmas at Brambledean Court, the
widow Elizabeth, Lady Overfield, defies convention by
falling in love with a younger man in the latest novel in
the Westcott series.
After her husband's passing, Elizabeth Overfield decides
that she must enter into another suitable marriage. That,
however, is the last thing on her mind when she meets Colin
Handrich, Lord Hodges, at the Westcott Christmas house
party. She simply enjoys his company as they listen to
carolers on Christmas Eve, walk home from church together on
Christmas morning, and engage in a spirited snowball fight
in the afternoon. Both are surprised when their sled topples
them into a snowbank and they end up sharing an unexpected
kiss. They know there is no question of any relationship
between them, for she is nine years older than he.
They return to London the following Season, both committed
to finding other, more suitable matches. Still they agree to
share one waltz at each ball they attend. This innocuous
agreement proves to be one that will topple their worlds, as
each dance steadily ensnares them in a romance that forces
the two to question what they are willing to sacrifice for
love. . . .