The warmth, love, and cheer of Christmas are in every page of Jenny Hale's story.
The atmosphere couldn't be warmer than the cabins in the mountains of Tennessee with white snow draped over the evergreens.
Here's the problem... Lila is a wonderful woman who followed her sweetheart to Nashville and promptly got dumped. Her job sucks, and she doesn't know what to do next. Fortunately, she has a fabulous group of girlfriends. That's not enough because they're all moving on in their lives with work and family.
One last grand Christmas week together is what Lila has.
The girls rent a spot at Fireside Cabins. The cabin is worn, the host is lonely and in need of spirit, and the coffee shop has a handsomely, cranky bachelor ignoring his customers.
Theo owns the coffee shop, but closes himself from feeling, well, anything. He could be a thoughtful and caring man, if he didn't have to hide.
Lila sees all the beauty and anguish in the merry week of Christmas with friends, and needs to fix it. That's what she does. And Theo is on the list of needing fixing.
A delightful holiday romance. Hale gives me goosebumps of cheer and many other Christmas stories to read.