This is another of those 3.75-star reads, but I just couldn't nudge it up to 4.0.
Sir Edwin Page is a wealthy young baronet; Annis Kelland is the step-daughter of a local squire famous for his apple orchards. Her late father, however, was a notorious smuggler, a fact which has slightly tarniched her reputation and lowered her prospects for marriage.
During a previous harvest celebration, Edwin and Annis shared a few kisses, and maybe a little bit more. She has fancied him for some time, but feels she is far too beneath him to be noticed. Therefore she offers him no encouragement. Therefore he doesn't pursue his suit.
And of course when he actually does try to pay her some court, there are all kinds of misunderstandings. Fortunately, some of the adults around them have enough sense to put things to rights, in spite of the threat from an alleged "other woman" and accusations of infidelity.
Though the story is set in 1794, all we really get in the way of history is the date, horses and carriages, and some references to smuggling. So this is definitely a very light read, with few surprises.
What I found refreshing, however, was Annis's realistic approach to sex. She acknowledges that there's a chance she could end up pregnant and jilted, but there are options that won't mean the end of the world.