It's not only the windowpanes that are frosty.
In an attempt to distance himself from the pain of rejection, Patrick left Ashmore Hall four years ago. Now, just before Christmas, he has returned, brought home by the deaths of both his mother and brother. However, the painful memories that he finds upon his arrival threaten to drive him away once more until the determination of the lady he loves proves to him that just like the frost brings beauty to the coldness of winter, beauty can rise out of sorrow.
Frosted Windowpanes is a novelette of just under 10,300 words and is one of Leenie Brown's Nature's Fury and Delights Collection of sweet Austen-inspire Regency romance quick reads. If you like second-chance romances reminiscent of Jane Austen's Persuasion, then, put the kettle on, download your copy of Frosted Windowpanes, and join Patrick and Amanda as they overcome the hurts of the past to finally find their happily ever after.
[This story can also be found in Thunder, Mist, and Frost, Nature's Fury and Delights Anthology 1.]