older woman

Someone to Trust - Mary Balogh

Elizabeth Overfield decides that she really should enter into another marriage, her last husband died and blamed her for his woes, she's trying to forget them but echoes keep coming back.  

She's an older widow and he's a very eligible bachelor but there's an attraction here and they both want more than what's being offered to them, they keep coming back to each other but there's 9 years between them with her being the older. He also has to deal with his mother's macinations.

The initial meeting is at the Westcott Christmas party and they both leave expecting to leave the attraction behind, but fate intervenes and it will change everything.

Loved the story and the characters, great fun.