Yule be Home for Christmas
From the workhouse to the British army, then captivity courtesy of Napoleon's men, Lieutenant Daniel Barrett has never known the warmth or safety of a real home. But now, his training as a physician and loyalty to his captain, Sir Christmas Astley-Milne, have found him a temporary resting place. Having helped the wounded Chris escape to England, Daniel is sequestered at Milne Manor, caring for other soldiers who've returned across the Channel.
But it's not the place he can call home, where he can settle with the wife and children he longs for. For what can he offer a good woman such as Ivy Martin, the daughter of Milne Manor's stableman and his able medical assistant, for whom he's formed a secret affection, when he has no money and few prospects? Once again, it's time to move on.
However, just before Christmas, Ivy's father is badly hurt, and Daniel finds himself comforting her—and kissing her under the mistletoe. This changes everything. Or does it, when he's preparing to leave Milne Manor for London come the New Year?