How far would she go for the Perfect Love? Many things can disrupt a long-time marriage. Prue Valour, 41, has spent her adulthood keeping house, making meals for her older husband, Max, and being a mother to their preadolescent daughter. Despite the comforts of life in their small English village, a vague discontent nags at Prue. But change is set in motion with the return of Max's petulant, icily beautiful daughter Violet. Moving in with her new baby and husband, Violet is as hateful to her step-mother Prue as she had been as a child. Worse, Violet resents her fretful baby. But Violet's husband Jamie is unexpectedly helpful, likeable, and caring. Drawn to each other, he and Prue are soon skirting a boundary between incence and passion. But will Prue take that irrevocable step across?
Elizabeth Buchan is the author of numerous books, including Daughters of the Storm, Light of the Moon, and Consider the Lily, which quickly became an international bestseller and won the 1994 Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Elizabeth Buchan writes reviews for the main national newspapers of Great Britain, including The Times and the Mail on Sunday, and she has recently completed a two-year stint as Chairman of the Romantic Novelists' Association. She lives in London with her husband and two children.