Annapolis, Maryland, 1948 Frances Dumfries is the perfect admiral's daughter. She runs the household, hosts the parties, and never falls for the midshipmen surrounding her. Having fun or putting herself first is definitely not on her schedule. And she doesn't want anyone - particularly not a man too handsome and kind for his own good - to point that out. Midshipman Joe Reynolds sympathizes: Ever since he tumbled headlong into love with Frances, life hasn't been much fun. With only so much time until he ships out from the Naval Academy, he's racing the clock, and her refusal to give him a second look, to secure her affection. But this sailor isn't surrendering in the campaign to win her heart. Torn between duty and selfishness, it will take a Christmas miracle to show Frances and Joe that love is rare, precious... and worth fighting for.
Used availability for Emma Barry's A Midnight Clear
April 2016 : Paperback