When Matilda's father retires through ill health, the family's new life in Much Winterlow is in reduced circumstances. To make ends meet, Matilda applies to be Dr. Henry Lovell's receptionist. She does her best to ignore the strong attraction she feels for him. Dreaming of a wite wedding and a happy marriage are not for her! And Henry is engaged to Lucilla, after all. But Henry won't leave the village despite Lucilla's wish to live in London, and as he gets to know Matilda, he becomes more and more intrigued by her!
"An Innocent Bride"
Aunt Thirza had been a lifeline to Katrina Gibbs, but her death left Katrina with little money and no marketable skills. She had inherited her aunt's small cottage in Dorset. She also, though she didn't know it, had Simon Glenville, the wonderful doctor who had cared for Aunt Thirza. Simon knew he loved Katrina, and he thought Katrina loved him, but so much had happened to her he wasn't at all sure this innocent but gallant girl was aware of it. When the time was right, he would propose, they'd plan a white wedding, and he would cherish her all their days!