In the small town of Abbott Creek, mystery is as much a part of daily life as the sweet shop's pumpkin pies. Katie Chupp spends her days at the sweet shop...baking for the upcoming holidays and enjoying the changing seasons. Thanksgiving is approaching and the residents of Abbott Creek are preparing to give thanks for their blessings. But between fielding questions from every person in town who is desperate to find out where Mrs. Simpkins has gone, to finding extra help for the busy holiday season, Katie's blessings this year are being outweighed by her problems. When a stranger comes to town looking for work, will it be an answer to Katie's prayers or spell trouble at the sweet shop?