There are many engaging characters filling this story of a young widow, Anna Gordon, and her son, Freddie, coming to stay at a working castle in England. Freddie, age seven, is asking for a dad for Christmas and hopes to find one at Norbrook Castle. There are men working at the castle that could surly fit the bill: Simon, Luke and the estate manager, Julius. Anna is not looking for a husband over their four week stay but rather the freedom from her home in London and the chance to meet people. A town disaster tests everyone’s mettle and out of the mess romance may happen.