Rune August has lived through many time periods but has never found tranquility until she walked into St. Agnes Home for Orphans, a place she can call home. She will do everything she can to give the children in the orphanage a better life. When a developer sets his sights on the property, she doesn't hesitate to fight back-and win. But that win comes at a terrible price: her life.Refusing to leave the children unprotected, she watches over and protects them as the beloved statue in their center garden. When the orphanage is renovated Rune finds herself packed away and sold to wealthy software developer in Moscow and his bodyguard, both scarred from growing up on the streets. Can she warm the hearts of two bitter, scarred men before the last petal falls from the Christmas rose that grows in the garden that has become her new home or will she be forever frozen, destined to only love them from afar?