Once Upon a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Hildegarde Bittersweet is loyal to the max, responsible to a fault, and an-almost-40 year old who has put her dreams on hold long enough to make sure her Papa's dying wish came true: to bring his Peter Pumpkin Spice into the flavor world. Prince Harcourt "Hart" of Hedgerow is admirably kind, unfailingly thoughtful, and dodging his royal responsibilities for as long as he possibly can.
He comes to Pumpkin Pond to host the Fall Ball to celebrate when his ancestors discovered the town almost 350 years ago. He also comes because of royal protocol: he must wed a wife before his 35th birthday. At least it won’t be all drudgery and duty. His best friend Hildy will be there, his long-distance best friend for the last 25 years, who begrudgingly helps him as he inadvertently sets into motion the one thing he has avoided his entire life: taking a wife.