Every jilted bride needs a plan B for Christmas.
When Hadley's fiancé puts their wedding on hold right before Christmas, she joins her aunt's Christmas Market Cruise down the Danube. Forget about romance. She's had it. An independent woman, she forms an unlikely friendship with a little girl whose father is a tyrant––or so Clara says. A romantic herself, Aunt Ethel has her family's happiness in mind. This year she's shopping for more than sausages, potato fritters or spaetzle. She's booked the other half of the royal suite and has her book on European royalty to guide her.
Eager to escape holiday memories, Crown Prince Jurgen plans a cruise. Traveling incognito, the widowed prince and daughter Clara will be commoners––on his own cruise line. Then he runs into Hadley in the fitness center. Just what is this Tina Turner treadmill tilt? While he puzzles over the spirited American, Jurgen watches Clara fall under Hadley's spell. What's not to like about a woman who can make angels in the snow? Hadley's exuberance and fun-loving spirit has him dreaming of more beyond Christmas. Can he replace that ring on her finger?
This fun-loving trip down the Danube will have you humming the Nutcracker Suite! Or is that a wedding march?