i chanced to stumble upon this in a library, and sat down to read it. it was much more than i had been expecting of a jumble of romance stories strung together. The stories had nothing to do with each other. One of the stories was about a soldier who married a woman in labor to give her child a name. One was of an heiress who had to be married by midnight of a certain day in order to keep her inheritance. unfortunately, I didn't read to the other story. The first two were very intersting. The one about the heiress was done mainly from the prospective of the hero, a different approach, andn had childhood sweethearts reunite. it was touching and heart-warming to read of their childish delights and the bond which held them together. The first one was an interesting tale, which could probably be turned into a novel if the circumstances were stretched somewhat and the problems more dramatized. The ending was happy, though. This was a refreshing collection of stories 9three in all, i think). Read and find out for yourself.