Gertrude Barkley, unmarried and unapologetic, had already caused a lot of talk in Venice, Missouri, with her independent ways and her book-writing career. But when she bobbed her waist-length hair, the town gossips had a field day.
Mikolai Stefanski didn't know what all the fuss was about. In fact, he rather liked Gertrude's daring new look. A proud Polish immigrant, who had managed to become Venice's most successful businessman, Mikolai had always admired Gertrude's rebellious spunk — if only from afar. After all, he believed in doing things his own way, too — though he wasn't quite as flamboyant about it.
They had lived in the same sleepy town for a long time. But it would take a scandalous discovery — and a wild misunderstanding — to make them appreciate each other in a whole new way.