Miriam Blum must face her past when she inherits her great-aunt's Christmas tree farm in this witty, glittering, heart-filled romcom with "all of the warm, queer, Jewish holiday vibes you could possibly want" (Jen DeLuca, USA Today bestselling author of Well Matched).
Thanks to her thriving art career, Miriam Blum finally has her decoupaged glitter ducks in a row—until devastating news forces her to a very unwanted family reunion. Her beloved great-aunt Cass has passed and left Miriam part-owner of Carrigan’s, her (ironically) Jewish-run Christmas tree farm.
But Miriam’s plans to sit shiva, avoid her parents, then put Carrigan’s in her rearview mirror are spoiled when she learns the business is at risk of going under. To have any chance at turning things around, she’ll need to work with the farm’s grumpy manager—as long as the attraction sparking between them doesn’t set all their trees on fire first.
Noelle Northwood wants Miriam Blum gone—even if her ingenious ideas and sensitive soul keep showing Noelle there’s more to Cass’s niece than meets the eye. But saving Carrigan’s requires trust, love, and risking it all—for the chance to make their wildest dreams come true.
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“A warm, cozy holiday romance . . . a vibrant exploration of embracing that which is most unexpected in life . . . and in love. Best read under the glow of rainbow twinkle lights with a cup of cocoa.”
—Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care
This sassy bit of seasonal fluff has a 1990s rom-com vibe; only heroine Miriam Blum's Instagram stardom anchors Greer's debut in the present. Miriam is an aspiring artist in a lukewarm, odd-couple engagement that enables her to hide from both her past and her feelings. When the death of a beloved great-aunt sends her back to the scene of much childhood joy and heartache, she expects to sit shiva and scoot. She certainly does not expect to meet Noelle Northwood, a big curvy butch woman who, with Miriam's cousin Hannah, has been running the great-aunt's Christmas tree farm for the past five years. Even more shocking is when Miriam learns she's inherited a share of the business alongside these two—and bankruptcy looms. Everybody's got opinions about the situation, and much of the book consists of snappy dialogue airing said opinions as resentment evolves into teamwork and budding love between Miriam and Noelle—until Miriam's past threatens to intervene. The emotions are sitcom deep, and some of the shtick is a bit much, but there's plenty of fun to be had. This goes down like frothy eggnog amid the holiday bustle. Agent: Rebecca Podos, Rees Literary.