After her father and brother disappeared, Lady Jane Lennox is managing Bellhaven Castle. Nonetheless, her aunt has invited six suitors to compete for the right to her hand - and to protect Bellhaven's towers of cool, pink-gray stone. Among the six is Nicholas Kincaid, the one-time object of Jane's affection. Two years ago, her brother banished Nicholas. A mere "sir," in want of title or land, Nicholas was not marriage material. Now, Nicholas will have the chance to compete in challenges of wit and skill, rather than heraldry. But against noble swordsmen, dancers, and charmers, can he possibly win back her heart? The six highland lairds could not ride sooner to the snowy bailey walls, as strange things keep happening to the family: a faulty carriage wheel, a loose step, high in a stone tower. Accidents, no doubt. But by Christmastide, Lady Jane will secure Bellhaven and choose a new love.