THE WERE DRAWN APART BY HIS GRAND INHERITANCE . . .
BUT HER SWEET PASSION HELD CLAIM TO HIS HEART
Playful and innocent, Cressida Parris had none of the elegance of her beautiful sister. And with her mother's death, Cressida no longer belonged to the gracious, garden-sweet world of English high society. Her artist father was adrift in bitterness and failure . . . and she hid her sharp sorrow when the family's magnificent country estate was put up for sale.
Then the young American man who had shared a summer's love with her returned to England -- and not a hint of passion in his eyes. It seemed that powerful, wealthy Robert Glenford had come back to spurn her and flaunt his desire for a charming, flirtatious young widow . . .
Determined to steel her aching heart, Cressida flees from her longing by taking a job as a simple housemaid -- while Robert plunges himself into the whirl of society life led by his new blond fancy. Separated by intrigue and deceit, Robert and Cressida meet again in a winter of loneliness that may never warm, unless he can prove what he knows now to be true . . . that the love raging within him is for Cressida and Cressida alone . . .