It’s Christmastime in Lancaster, Maine, and it’s an occasion for carols, ornaments, and...poison? When a well-known food critic visits Tea for Two and becomes ill, Jan and Elaine set out to learn what put her there. Has someone tampered with their teas? And if so, who and why? With the critic in the hospital and the tearoom closed for a toxicology screening, the cousins have much riding on their investigation!
Meanwhile, Elaine tries not to be envious that Jan’s children will be with her for the holiday and hers will not. They each look for the perfect gift for the other, but their searches hit a disappointing — and seemingly insurmountable — obstacle. Can they find just the right gift in time for Christmas?