He longs for the past...
Major Phillip Rowland has one objective when he returns from war, retreat to the country with his dog—which is quite impossible when a debutante has kidnapped him. Determined to rescue his pet, Phillip charges into a Christmas house party only to discover he's intruded on a private marriage mart. When unexpected events leave him stranded at the party, Phillip is confronted with the truth. He doesn't know how to rejoin a world where he no longer feels he belongs.
She is his hope for the future...
Lady Ambrosia Everly promised to select a husband by Christmas, but a certain major has become a major distraction since his arrival at Everly Manor. She knows nothing about warfare, but the man should prepare for the fight of his life if he thinks she will surrender her beloved dog. When the lines between enemies and lovers become blurred, however, Ambrosia faces her own personal battle. Should she give her heart to the major or marry a man of her parents' choosing?