Christian Parkes is looking for a warm bed in a quiet inn. What he discovers is a lively family headed by a fiercely independent lady trying desperately to hold her family together.Valencia Hays-Morgan has faced her share of tragedy and sees a fellow soul in the weary traveler’s sadness. In the season for giving and receiving love, Christian sets out to prove to Val that two damaged hearts can make room for one another. Several long minutes passed before Christian heard any sounds from inside the inn. He had not seriously considered the family might not be in residence but traveling for the holiday. Would there be no rest for the weary after all?