A WOMANâ€™S WISH...Maggie Thorne and her daughter Holly want the same thing for Christmas: the return of Hollyâ€™s father, a man who left Maggie alone and pregnant seven years ago, with a promise to return. This year they might get their wish; Maggieâ€™s hired a Texas ranger to find Rafe Hollister and bring him home for Christmas.It didnâ€™t take Matt Weston long to find his quarry and nail him for a scoundrel who no more deserved Maggieâ€™s devotion than he did a second chance. But itâ€™s Rafe Maggie wants and no matter how desperately Matt would like to claim her for his own, itâ€™s Rafe sheâ€™ll getâ€”after Mattâ€™s made an honest man out of him.A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE TO LAST A LIFETIME...true to his pledge, Matt does his best to turn this deadbeat father into something decent for Maggie and Holly, while secretly hoping that Rafe will fail to win Maggieâ€™s heart. What Matt doesnâ€™t know is that Maggie shares his desire. For how can she explain to the man working so hard to make her â€˜almostâ€™ husband presentable that she has fallen impossibly in love with himâ€”and only him.