Fen McCabe, at 28, has only ever been in love with one man. To her sisters' exasperation, he's a 19th-century sculptor called Julius Fetherstone. Starting a new job at Trust Art, Fen dreams of her hero and his missing masterpiece. Her family and friends hope that she might just meet a living, breathing man instead.
Matt Holden, turning 30, edits Trust Art's magazine. Newly single, he's under instruction from his flatmate, the rakish Jake, to stick to flings with no strings attached. But then he meets Fen . . .
James Caulfield, not quite 50, is forever fending off the advances of the women he gardens for in Derbyshire and forever fending off his bank manager. To improve his finances, he must sell the small Fetherstones he owns. Who better to advise him than Fen?
From the hustle and bustle of London to the tranquil beauty of Derbyshire, Fen develops her own north-south divide. Sexual attraction, sculpture and severe indecision collide. Is it possible to fall in love with two very different men at the same time?