I have enjoyed a lot A kiss for Midwinter. A Kiss for Midwinter is the story of Lydia Charingford, Minerva Lane's (of The Duchess War best friend. We discover at last about the big secret she was carrying about her past. A few years have passed since a terrible event brought Lydia and Dr Jonas Grantham face to face. But Lydia has not learned yet how to let go of her past, even if she pretends to be happy and frivolous and she believes that Jonas judges her for her past mistake. She has a transfer of anger and every time she meets Jonas, she cannot help saying something to put him down or humiliate him. You have to feel sorry for the poor guy. He cannot say or do anything right. A Kiss of Midwinter is packed with emotions and things left unsaid and anger unspent. Until Lydia learns to grieve totally for her past, until she let go of her anger, she will not realise that Jonas really loves her for who she is. He himself is a complex character. It is contradictory because he cares so much that he looks that he does not care. I also loved the way he is enthusiastic about his profession and the new scientific discoveries. Not bad for a little book of only 96 pages. Hence the 5 stars.