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Six-year-old Holly loses her parents in a tragic accident at Christmastime. Initially, she lives with her aunt Rachel, her father's sister, until legal matters are settled. Unfortunately, her parents' will grants custody of Holly to her mother's sister, Lydia. Rachel is dismayed at the thought of bringing her only remaining family member to live with Amish relatives. Will Holly be able to adjust to the strict religious dictates and culture that are part of the Amish lifestyle? Things do not go well when Rachel and Holly arrive at Lydia's house, and past family resentments and jealousies surface, marring the holiday season. Complicating matters is Rachel's attraction to a member of the Amish community. Can the power of faith in God's purpose for the lives of Rachel, Holly, and Lydia bring about a Christmas miracle? VERDICT Popular and prolific Christian fiction author Carlson (The Christmas Bus; The Christmas Dog) has written an uplifting holiday story about how our past can poison our present but that emphasizes that with love, trust, and faith in each other, miracles can and do happen. The author's many fans will want this title.