In this case, the young lady is being courted by a merchant who is stiff and formal around her, causing her to misunderstand the level of his affection for her. She breaks off their courtship, but has second thoughts and tries to get to know him while he spends the Christmas holidays with her family. It was fun, generally clean, and I enjoyed it.
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG-13 for some old-fashioned swear words, mentions of a man admiring a woman's figure, and a few detailed kisses. Tiptoes along the line of clean or not, and mostly stays on the clean side.
This was my 5th Christmas book read and reviewed for the Literary Christmas reading link-up and my 57th book read off my TBR shelves for #TheUnreadShelfProject2020!!! I was really only hoping to read 24 off my shelves, and then I kept upping my goal whenever I hit my new one, and yeah... I am agog. Now if only I hadn't bought nearly 50 books this year, this would mean I cleared off a couple of shelves! But, there's always next year, right?