Reissued by Signet, November 2005, in one volume with "A Christmas Kiss."
THE SEASON OF FORGIVENESS . . .
It took one stinging rejection to chill Barnaby Traherne's heart to love . . .
At his first society ball, beautiful Miranda Pardew haughtily turned down his shy request for a dance. Since that disastrous night, Barnaby vowed that no woman would make a fool of him again. Love was for others, perhaps, but not for him.
Over 10 years have passed since that encounter. But it seems like yesterday when Miranda comes into his life once more. She is still a stunning beauty, but time and circumstance have left her poor, alone and in need of employ. When she is hired as a governess for his brother's children, Barnaby must reconcile his painful memories -- and his desire.
For amidst the warmth and merriment of the Christmas season, Miranda's return may be the blessing of a lifetime . . .