The New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Summerhouse and James River series brings her signature "enchanting and exquisite" (BookPage) writing to this charming and tender yuletide tale of love and passion. When Hollander Latham's parents purchase Spring Hill—a beautiful North Carolina plantation—she's thrilled that she can finally return to the gorgeous estate where she spent a memorable thirteenth summer. Now a successful architect, she fantasizes about reuniting with Spring Hill's neighbor, the wealthy heir Laurence Beaumont, whom she fell in love with during that long-ago summer.
But as Christmas fast approaches, her plans for a romantic reconnection turn upside down with the arrival of Nick Taggert, a mysterious stranger who makes her laugh and tempts her with a surprising passion. One man can seduce her with fortune and privilege; the other can promise her the simple gift of love. And on a frost-covered Christmas night, Holly's choice will unmask astonishing truths and hidden dangers that will forever change her charmed life and her vulnerable heart.