Hollander Latham persuades her parents to purchase the home of her dreams: Spring Hill, a beautiful plantation where Holly spent her memorable thirteenth summer. Holly is intent on reuniting with Spring Hill’s neighbor and her love from that long-ago summer, wealthy heir Laurence Beaumont. But as Christmas fast approaches, Nick Tagger — a mysterious stranger who tempts her with passion — turns her plans upside down. One man can seduce her with fortune and privilege; the other can promise her the simple gift of love. On Christmas night, Holly makes a choice that will change her life forever.