It took all Rachel Storm's courage to call at imposing Talbert Hall and pass herself off as a nanny. In truth, she had run away from an orphanage to search for the father she believed had abandoned her eighteen years before. But the dark-haired stranger who stood gazing at her in a most unsettling fashion was far too young to be her dear, long-lost papa!
Seeing this lovely young woman's eyes shining with hope and tears, Lord Trenton Abshire felt his heart stir. Perhaps she could bring a touch of holiday warmth to the gloomy mansion — and give him a chance to become better acquainted. But for a member of the ton even to think of wooing a nursemaid was the surest way to start a Yuletide scandal . . . unless Trenton could help Rachel uncover the mystery of her parentage and give her the most precious Christmas gift of all: a family to love.