Widowed four years ago, London antiques specialist Lucy Fellowes was plunged into single motherhood with two growing boys. Since then, she's had little time - or inclination - to think straight, much less fall in love again.
Now, she's been offered an incredible dream house in the country. Of course, accepting means having to cope with her domineering mother-in-law, her husband's wacky family, and all their assorted scandals.
But suddenly, none of it matters. Because she's met HIM. His name is Charles; he's a famous television writer, gorgeous, witty, charming, and very, very attracted to her. And, he's married. Well, a woman can't have everything. Or can she?