Christmas comes but once a year
For Jesse Lawsom, even that was too often. A legal-aid lawyer who fought a never ending battle against poverty & injustice, he thought Christmas was a time-wasting, energy-sapping distraction from the realities of life.
To Robin Greer & her energetic 7 year old son. Christmas was life. As they decorated their Connecticut home to the hilt & hung a zillion ornaments on their tree, Christmas became a promiise of all the good things that might happen in the world--wonderful things that could touch Jesse's life if he'd only let them. Christmas was laughter, and love, and sometimes...miracles.
Gabriel Brant has lost his home, his business and all of his hope in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After two years of feeling like a refugee in temporary homes while trying to take care of his twin boys, he decides to come home-- to a place he swore he's never set foot in again, to a father who seems bitter and cold-- except when it comes to his grandsons, to a woman he knew once as a little girl but who has grown up into some kind of do-gooder. Gabriel hates do-gooders after all the charity he's had to live with, even a beautiful do-gooder like Olivia who seems to have an affinity for his sons. Anyhow, Olivia is a stay-put small town do-gooder and Gabriel is a big city stand-on-his-own-feet kind of guy... Can true love conquor? Of course it can!