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Elise is decorating her Kansas City farmhouse for Christmas, anticipating the return of her fractured family for her husband Robert's funeral. A sister's betrayal and an abusive father drove Elise and Robert's three daughters away years ago. Needing to bury their father and support their mother, the girls have returned: free spirit Claire, intimidating and driven Julia, and perfect Maya. Under one roof at last, Elise and her girls will have to confront finally the past if they want a happier future. VERDICT This angst-filled and guilt-ridden novel by a YA author (as Jennifer Brown) making her adult fiction debut will not raise readers' spirits for the holidays.