It is November 1933 when Jessica Ashmore steps off the train from Baltimore to the Colorado high plains with her six-year-old daughter, Emma. Though hungry and penniless, Jessie finds solace in the fact that a nursing job awaits her in this remote outpost. But when her best-laid plans fall through, Jessie finds herself in a temporary position in the household of a kind rancher and his none-too-happy son, Sean.
Will Jessie ever find the forever home and independence she and Emma dream of?
This book is part of the Culdee Creek Christmas series by the author Kathleen Morgan.
Jessica Ashmore has brought her young daughter to the Colorado high plains in the winter of 1933. A penniless widow, Jessica is hoping for employment as an office nurse. Though the job she wants is no longer available, she is grateful to at least be offered a temporary position taking care of stroke victim Abby MacKay at Culdee Creek Ranch. Anny's son Sean, an embittered WW1 veteran who many view as a coward and deserter, is none-too-pleased with the arrangement - and he doesn't hide it well. But Christmas is a time of love and forgiveness, and their antagonism starts to give way to far deeper feelings. Can Sean and Jessica ever hope for a life together? Will they be able to find that one perfect gift.