The Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility is a home for senior citizens - not newborn babies. So when one of the kitchen workers asks 90-year-old resident Essie Cobb to secretly care for his missing coworker's infant, she is flabbergasted but determined.
Along with her intrepid friends - Marjorie, Opal, and Fay - amateur sleuth Essie sets out to hide and protect the baby - and find his missing mother. Unfortunately, she isn't expecting to deal with exterminators, suspicious neighbors, virus outbreaks, and the snowstorm of the century.
Luckily, Essie is one smart cookie, and if anyone can manage to reunite a mother and child right before Christmas - it's Essie.