Four years ago, Jack Telford and Isabella Bruton made the mutual mistake of letting her contemptible brother come between them. Now that Jack has discovered her whereabouts, he’ll cross snowy hill and icy dale to be reunited with his heart’s desire. But his reception at Hope Cottage is lukewarm at best. No matter how much she might ache for Jack’s love, Isabella knows she can never be the wife a future prime minister needs. Besides, she’s forged a life and career of her own out from under the thumb of her brother. There is nothing for her in London. Until Jack catches her under the kissing bough and makes the proposal of a lifetime.