Anne Compton was in the most impossible, outrageous and mortifying position. That very morning, she had been abducted and spirited to Gretna Green by a scoundrel who'd actually attempted to wed her by force. But the resourceful heiress escaped and boarded the first mail coach back to England. Anne didn't anticipate a blizzard stranding her . . . along with the all-too handsome Lord Stephen Etheridge.
With the dawn had come rescue - and a rapidly spreading scandal. Now 'twas Anne's honor that was in need of saving, and Etheridge, self-confessed rake that he was, had just agreed to take her home for the holidays – as his newly betrothed. A false engagement seemed the perfect subterfuge . . . until they ended up at the altar! Neither actually intended to wed. Or to bed. Only a Christmas miracle could turn a marriage begun in haste into a gift wrapped in the wondrous magic of love!