Aria Winston loved her childhood as a world-traveling military brat, but it’s time to settle down, and Thankful, Washington, is the perfect place! It’s charming, it’s a reasonable distance to her new custom umbrella shop, RAINERY, and best of all, it has Ethan Kendell. That is, when the gorgeous boat builder isn’t off brooding about her motives for befriending his grandfather, Bill.
A family tragedy when he was eleven has given Ethan laser focus for two things: to build the safest boats he can, and to protect his grandfather no matter what. The new girl, Aria, is the one hitch in his agenda. Not only because she’s a pretty distraction, but because she might just be after his grandfather’s money.
The small town has a way of bringing people together, and a snowy Christmas Eve might be all they need to be thankful for.