Abby Nicholson used to love Christmas. Until she didn't.
After leaving Winter Glen, the small town famous for its Christmas celebration and her family's greeting card company, Abby is forced to return to the home she left behind when the unexpected passing of her father thrusts the business into her hands.
Turning her back on the magic of the holiday beloved by her father and the town, she decides to sell the business. Signing the paperwork with the very pen her father used to create it, she is shocked to discover her hometown has become a whole new world.
One where Christmas has vanished!
Now stuck in a place devoid of hope, joy, and the spirit of the season, Abby sees family and friends altered in the most terrible of ways.
Determined to set things right, though unsure how, Abby takes out her father's pen and begins to draw. When she realizes her art is coming to life, she sets out to recreate the holiday and bring back the most wonderful time of the year.
But some are determined to keep an iron grip on the town and will do anything in their power to stop her.
This heartwarming fantasy from Hutson (Jinxed) updates a favorite Christmas trope as a Scrooge-like woman is given the magical gift of a new perspective on her life. Abby Nicholson grew up in quaint Winter Glen, a town largely built by her parents, with their company, Nicholson Cards, at its center. The beauty of the town always seemed inextricably linked to the Christmas cards Abby's beloved father created, as though his drawings were somehow brought to life. But since he died of illness seven years ago, Abby feels no love for the season. She buries herself in her work as the new owner of Nicholson Cards, stripping the company of its festive atmosphere by banning Christmas decorations and discontinuing the production of Christmas cards. Then one morning she wakes up in a version of Winter Glen where Christmas doesn't exist at all. She's the only one who remembers the holiday, and her friends and family are all changed for the worse. To save the dreary, joyless world, Abby will have to find a way to bring back the spirit of the season. Though slow to start, this sweet story does a good job capturing Abby's emotional progress. Christmas enthusiasts will find this hits the spot. \n