Excerpt from my short story “English Rose”, which appears in my book “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories”, available at Amazon and other online retailers:-
“He observed a slim young woman in a shiny blue raincoat scurrying along a path on the other side of the deep embankment. Blond hair spilled from her hood. Skidding on damp fallen leaves, she quickly caught her balance.
“Within minutes, she melted into a backdrop of orange and gold. He strained his eyes to look for her, but she had gone. A Marilyn Monroe, a Grace Kelly …. a Princess Diana. She had brought sunshine into his confined existence.”