'Winter Solstice' is the entrancing story of shattered lives and broken hearts and a Christmas retreat which brings healing and happy endings. When recently bereaved Elfrida Phipps moves into a tiny cottage she soon makes friends with her new neighbours, the Blundells. Elfrida's favourite niece, Carrie, returns from Austria heartbroken, and briefly meets businessman Sam on her flight home. A tragic accident befalls the Blundells and, with everyone's lives in ruins, Oscar Blundell, Elfrida, Carrie and her young sister Lucy decamp to a house on a Scottish Estate which is part owned by Oscar. Once in Scotland the party encounters the local landowner, The Countess of Rhives, and Carrie comes face to face with Sam again.