New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray spins a beautiful holiday tale of finding love in unexpected places Twenty-year-old Ruth Stutzman is a wonderful caregiver . . . but she has no experience with children.
Laid off because of budget cuts from her job at a retirement home, shes relieved to find workeven if it means temporarily watching widower Martin Rhodess brood of six! Martin has been doing his best since his wifes passing, but he and the children need help. Their house, once full of laughter and light, has been darkened by sadness.
Soon after Ruth arrives, the children are drawn to her warmth and gentleness, and so is Martin, even though he feels its wrong. But the harder he tries to ignore her, the deeper he begins to care for this attractive young woman who has brought joy back into his childrens lives . .
. and his own. Each passing day brings the Rhodes closer to Ruth . .
. and closer to Christmas, when she will have to say goodbye. Ruth cannot deny the bond she feels with the childrenand with Martin. When her old job becomes available again, Ruth finds herself torn How can she stay with the Rhodes?
And yet how can she go?