When Georgia Hadleigh falls from her horse in a blizzard she is rescued by Ezra Rutherford, a neighbour who has just returned from Jamaica to take charge of his late father’s English estate. The Hadleighs and the Rutherfords have been embroiled in a bitter feud which has lasted for so long that nobody can recall the reason for it. In an act of spite and retaliation, Georgia’s father has cut off the vital water supply that leads to the Rutherford estate.
Aware of a mutual attraction, Georgia and Ezra are determined to put an end to the unpleasantness. Meanwhile Zachary Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester, has asked Ezra to help with a problem that is vital to the well-being of the nation—a problem that appears to involve Georgia’s father.
With Georgia all but promised in marriage, and with the search for a fugitive from justice centring on one of Hadleigh’s remote cottages, can Georgia and Ezra end the feud, restore Ezra’s water supply and chase the fugitive to ground? And while they’re doing all this, will they give in to the all-consuming passion that has grown between them—a passion that defies their combined attempts to ignore it…