The affair between Rachel Williams and Jamie Shard had been over for years - but it had left behind it . . . on Rachel's side at least, a legacy of bitterness and misery that would always be with her. She could not forgive Jamie for the way he had deceived her, for not telling her anything about Betsy. But the bitterness had not extended to Jamie's parents; she still found of them, while they treated her like a daughter in law she had never managed to become. So when they invited her to spend Christmas with them she could hardly refuse. But she had not realized that Jamie would be there too!