By Nancy Thayer
Identified for her heartwarming observations of kinfolk existence, big apple instances bestselling writer Nancy Thayer showcases her loved Nantucket’s snowy low season during this emotionally pleasurable and completely pleasing story.
Holidays in this Massachusetts island are not anything in need of magical, from the jolly at the Brant aspect lighthouse to the a lot expected Christmas walk, within which merrymakers prom via old fashioned streets embellished with yule cheer. The season’s exceptional traditions are a lot enjoyed by way of Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and lately married to a good-looking former lawyer. Their house is already packed with attractive scents of pine, baking spices, and selfmade pie.
But the nice and cozy, festive temper is quickly tempered via Nicole’s cold stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives and not using a trace of vacation spirit. made up our minds to maintain her stepmother at arms’ length—or, higher but, out of the image altogether—Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s vacation arrangements. Nicole, even if, isn't approximately to enable an individual or whatever tarnish her first Christmas together with her new husband.
Nancy Thayer’s extraordinary story reminds us that this can be the season of miracles. sooner than the presents are unwrapped, shock viewers look, and vacation pleasure involves all, either naughty and great.
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