From the USA Today bestselling author of Christmas at the Cottage comes a heartwarming holiday story about rediscovering the spirit of the season.
For Cora Conway, Christmas is always the best time of year. A homebody by nature, she loves nothing more than tinkering in her holiday shop and curling up with a movie and hot chocolate on a snowy evening. But Christmas isn't just a time for tinsel, and when a handsome stranger sweeps her off her feet right under the mistletoe, Cora dares to believe this might be the most magical holiday yet.
Phil Keaton's plan for the season is simple: settle his grandparents' estate in Blue Harbor, bond with his nine-year-old daughter before he takes a two-year job opportunity overseas, and find a restaurant that serves both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Nearly knocking the surprisingly attractive holiday shop owner off a ladder when he intended to serve her eviction papers is his first sign that this is about to get complicated, and having his daughter profess that her Christmas wish is to spend the month of December in the small, lakefront town is another.
Cora is an expert at creating a perfect Christmas, with a bright red bow to boot, but as her family's relationships shifted over the year, so it seems have their holiday intentions. As Cora navigates a Christmas filled with new traditions, and introduces a few tried and true ones to Phil and his daughter, they both begin to discover that Christmas is going to be a little different this year, and that the future may not go as planned either…