Garland Tate has a name that reminds her every day that she lives in the Christmas-obsessed town of Thorpes. The holidays mean family time, and since her mother's terminal illness, that's something she wants to avoid.
The adopted heir of a wealthy Victorian-age family, Pete Darling anonymously distributes the family money to remaining relatives in need. He's delighted to find the holiday spirit alive and well in magical, festive Thorpes, but he never expects the sassy, independent woman at the Lava Java will distract him from his duties and give him a reason to reveal his secrets.
As snow falls and hearts melt in the charming town of Thorpes, it may take a little extra magic and meddling to help Garland and Pete believe that a Christmas romance can last forever.