Catoctin Creek has always taken care of its own. So when Rosemary’s farm is suddenly asked to take in twelve rescue horses, the town rallies to support them with plans for a Christmas carnival such as Catoctin Creek hasn’t put on in forty years. There will music, rides, food, and more. It’s an exciting next step in the town’s comeback story!
But there are also secrets in town: a missing hiker making headlines, a reporter from Virginia with a secret agenda, and a long-lost friend intent on locking himself away in his family’s old mansion. When Kelly O’Connell comes to town in search of answers about the woman who went missing in the Catoctin Mountains, she has more than one run-in with reclusive William Cunningham—and something between them might just spark.