Holiday laughs meld with family drama when a librarian is threatened with an early retirement, just in time for Christmas.
When Shirley receives the news that she’s being both honored and retired at the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony, her quiet and peaceful life gets flipped upside down. A fall on slippery ice and a trip to the hospital add to the drama when they bring the arrival of her daughter Brandy, with husband Ryan and their three small children in tow. For the first time since her husband’s passing, Shirley’s house is bustling with activity, but between Brandy’s overbearing nature and an embarrassing photo of Ryan going viral, a calm and serene holiday is not in the forecast.
To top things off, the tree lighting ceremony becomes a "shocking" experience for Shirley - one that spawns national media coverage and another day in the hospital. Can Shirley utilize her newfound spotlight to save her closing library? Will Brandy relent on her plans to convince her mother to move closer and sell the house that she and her beloved husband built? Will a charming old friend be just the thing she needs to survive this chaotic and disastrous Christmas? Settle back for a fun, sweet contemporary holiday romance unlike any other with this tender and lighthearted Christmas offering from the author of Restless and Beauty Within.