From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas comes a heartwarming Texas-set tale of romance and adventure in which the Civil War is over, Christmas is coming—and it’s time for a rugged fighter to become a lover.
Dispirited by war, Trapper Hawkins accepts a job hauling five little rich girls to Dallas. All he cares about is the money. He doesn’t expect the girls will awaken his spirit—much less that their intriguing nursemaid, Emery Adams, will awaken his heart. And when danger strikes as Christmas Eve nears, he definitely doesn’t expect Emery and the girls to risk their lives—for him . . .