In this heartwarming, feel-good novel, a snowstorm brings a cast of very different characters together at a sleepy New England inn, just in time for Christmas—and maybe even in time for a Christmas miracle.
A New England inn seems like the picture-perfect place to spend the holidays. But when a snowstorm shuts the roads and keeps them all inside, the guests find themselves worrying that this Christmas may not be exactly what they dreamed of.
Molly just needs to keep her head down and finish her latest book, but her writer’s block is crippling. The arrival of Marcus, a handsome widower with two young girls, is exactly the distraction she doesn’t need.
Hannah was hoping for a picturesque winter wedding, but her plans come crashing down when her fiancé calls everything off. She reconnects with her childhood friend, Luke, when he comes to check on his grandmother before the storm.
Jeanne and Tim don’t know how they’re going to keep the inn open another year—or how to bridge the distance between them in their marriage. With a flurry of unexpected guests, they’ll have to work together to fix all the problems that crop up. But will it be enough to rekindle their relationship?
With faith, and a little bit of Christmas magic, the inn—and its inhabitants—might just make it through the holidays after all in this “beautiful story about strangers becoming friends…and having an unexpectedly joyous time” (Publishers Weekly).
In her debut, Wright weaves a delight-\nful tale of six stranded families thrown together during a whiteout in Vermont. Right before Christmas, Jeanne and Tim are struggling in both their marriage and business as they prepare the Evergreen Inn for what they believe to be a final round of guests before they must close the doors for good. Hannah has come to the inn along with her best friend, Audrey, and her parents expecting to get married nearby, only to have her fianc call the wedding off the day before. Molly Winslow, a writer experiencing writer's block, arrives hoping to complete her children's book manuscript before a looming deadline. Audrey, who came as a bridesmaid, hopes to see her deployed husband while he is on leave, but the snowstorm prevents him from making it to the hotel. Widower Marcus Andrews has brought his two little girls to the last place they were truly happy before their late mother's passing. As all the guests arrive, the snowstorm sets in quicker and fiercer than expected. Tim and Jeanne's hospitality, creativity, ingenuity, and faith ramp up to make it a vacation the guests didn't know they wanted, but will relish for the rest of their lives. This is a beautiful story about strangers becoming friends during Christmas and having an unexpectedly joyous time.