Agnes Campion is thirty when she inherits Flagge House from her uncle. Together with its resident, querulous aunts, it feels more of a burden than an inheritance. As she struggles with its upkeep, she scarcely has the energy to cope with the attentions of two very different suitors.Julian, a dangerously attractive property developer, makes a living out of everything Agnes despises; is he in love with Agnes or her house? And stoical Andrew, fighting to prevent his organic farm from being wrenched away by a planning application, his own marriage failing, has designs on her too.Then there's Kitty, Julian's long-term mistress. Seemingly fragile, she is tough as nails and doesn't see why a passing infatuation should destroy a carefully balanced relationship she has taken years to build. She won't give Julian up without a battle, facing her own demons in the process.Slowly, surely, a love quartet is taking shape, in all its forms of passion and expectation. But only two people will find happiness from it.