A CHRISTMAS SECRET... Emery wants to flee hard memories of Christmases past. The mountains of Idaho offer distraction...plus the key to a long-buried family secret. But her host, rancher Nate, hardly gives her a warm welcome... The former soldier's smouldering good looks mask a dark, painful past. And now he has his hands full as guardian of two orphaned nieces. Still, despite his rough manner, Nate can't ignore his fierce attraction to Emery or his nieces' instant attachment to her - until Emery shares a shocking secret. Will it be a lonely Christmas for four lost souls? Or the best family holiday ever?