Tis the season to be jolly! But all Holly or Clyde want is some peace on Earth …
Burtonbridge School in the north of England might look and sound like a magical place to teach, but with Christmas fast approaching and work piling up, young Kiwi teacher Holly Hadaway is feeling out of place and out of her depth.
Clyde Hunter has dropped out of university to pursue his writing dreams. Being a member of the school grounds and building maintenance team should be the sort of work that allows him headspace to think and be creative. But the festive season is proving testing, and one prickly teacher is about to puncture his solitary bubble when he's tasked to fix the lock on her stationery storeroom door.
Maybe storeroom is too grandiose a word. It's more of a walk-in closet. And when Holly and Clyde find themselves locked in together, it starts to feel uncomfortably tight.
This is the last thing they would ever wish for, but who knows, perhaps it'll present the perfect Christmas gift …