Christmas season in Gull Harbor is Sarah's chance to fill her bakery cases with holiday cookies and pastries. Recently widowed, she needs brisk sales to catch up on late taxes. Her brother-in-law Ryan volunteers to help with the baking. The back sheep of the family, her husband's younger brother is a sad reminder of what Sarah's lost. But her two little boys don't agree. Nathan and Justin adore Uncle Ryan and scheme to make him the man of Mom's dreams.
Ryan's motorcycle accident changed his life. So did the loss of his brother, and he made Jamie a promise he intends to keep. Mastering lemon bars and gingerbread men begins as a duty and ends as a mission. He didn't count on sweet Sarah stealing his heart. Can she see him as more than a guy with a limp and a history of bad decisions? During the snowy December days, she teaches Ryan more than how to zest a lemon or roll out cookie dough.
Would Jamie approve of this growing attraction? Sarah wavers. After tromping through a snowy woods, Nathan and Justin pick out the most pathetic Christmas tree ever. Maybe they see what the tree can become, not what it is. And maybe that's the lesson of hope and love Sarah will learn this Christmas season in this sweet holiday novella.