It's Christmas in the beloved town of Cape Light! When Lucy takes in a teenage runaway, will it be the last straw in her strained relationship with Charlie? Meanwhile, Betty Bowman is determined to find a love of her own. will she really find what she's looking for in the man playing Santa at the Rotary Club Christmas party?
Lucy and Charlie's relationship has been on the rocks. With the newfound confidence that comes with her nursing career, Lucy doesn't need to put up with Charlie's nonsense anymore. But just as she's about to call it quits, a lost-looking teenager crosses her path. Seeing that the girl is sick and alone, Lucy takes her in despite Charlie's protests, in a move that could make or break their frayed relationship...
With a grown son embarking on his own life, and an ex-husband starting a new family, Betty realizes it's time to find a partner of her own. Then Santa bears an unexpected gift at the Rotary Club's Christmas party: himself. Has the holiday cheer gone to her head, or is she really attracted to a struggling magazine writer who plays dress- up? But things aren't always as they seem, especially in Cape Light-and unless Betty realizes that good things come in different packages, she risks Santa passing her by this Christmas.
Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist. He lives in Northern California.
Katherine Spencer was a fiction editor before turning to a full- time career as a writer, and is the author of more than twenty books for both children and adults. She lives on Long Island, New York.