A Merry Suitor Plays a Festive Game . . . Genevieve Munroe was the toast of the ton until her father's death left the family destitute. Now she's hoping for one last happy Yuletide at Wenwood Abbey, and a season of peace with their ever-fending neighbors, the Pentercasts. But Gen's good will is strained when Squire Alan Pentercast, the object of her secret tendre since childhood years, proposes a bold wager: if he can contrive to send her, on each day of Christmas, the exact gift celebrated in the old song (without spending a penny!) he will claim her as his bride. Such arrogant folly!
In no time at all the peace of a country Christmas — and Genevieve's heart — is turned upside down by birds and rings, drummers and pipers, and a generous helping of old scandal and new intrigue, before the romantic and insistent Alan can draw Gen beneath the mistletoe!