Heiress Holly Latham believes she's orchestrated the perfect life by convincing her parents to purchase an aging North Carolina plantation right next door to her childhood sweetheart. But childhood ends, and sweethearts have a way of changing in Jude Deveraux's Holly. As a 13-year-old, one halcyon summer, Holly believed the world revolved around Lorrie Beaumont. Now that she's set up to rekindle their long-ago relationship, Nick Taggert keeps getting in the way. Darkly handsome, he seems too down-to-earth and too suited for trucks and motorcycles for the sophisticated life she's got planned, but he has a beguiling way of overcoming her resistance and making her re-evaluate which man is the real treasure in the artificial world of aristocratic Old South families and rundown plantations. It takes a treasure hunt on Christmas Eve to finally show Holly who her real Christmas Knight must be. Sandy Huseby writes from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.