This is a prequel to my first book SNIPERS! It tells a Christmas story about the birth of the youngest character in the first two books of the SNIPER series. There is a young woman, well young in Twenty-First Century terms, an older man but not too much older and a fractious family. The power figure appears to be the patriarch of this family. Abraham Feelgood is a hard man who is the richest man in Australia. He wants to marry off his eldest daughter Hera to increase his political influence. Hera has no intention of letting her father railroad her into marrying someone she does not love. Her secret ally is her mother. Mary Feelgood is not going to let her daughter be pressured into marrying anyone. She works behind the scenes to scuttle all of her husband's attempts at marrying off his daughter.
Then Hera meets the man of her dreams at a dance. She falls in love with this dashing army officer. But her father finds out. He uses his considerable political influence to get this troublesome suitor sent on an overseas posting. His intent is obvious when that posting is to a combat zone. The two lovers must find a way to continue their romance whilst being separated most of the time.