The awakening of Beatrice... Living in a grey world of silhouette, Lord Taris Wellingham conceals his fading eyesight from Society. He has long protected himself from any intimate relationships. Plain, twenty-eight-year-old Beatrice-Maude Bassingstoke does not expect to attract any man, especially not one as good-looking as her remote travelling companion. Forced by a snowstorm to spend the night together, these two lonely people seek solace in each other's arms. How will their lives change with the coming of the new day?