If Christmas is a time of families coming together, why is this family falling apart?
Christmas wasn't supposed to be this way. Not for Annie Morgan. Not after all that she's been through. Still recovering from a tragic accident eleven months ago that claimed the life of her husband and left her young daughter paralyzed, Annie has been trying to re-assemble the broken pieces of her life. Now, with Christmas fast approaching in the picturesque, snow-tinged village of Moonlight Falls, Annie wants nothing more than to get away from her shattered world.
A nerve-wracking undercurrent of family secrets has made things even worse - the unknown truth of her mother's health, the guarded marital issues plaguing her sister, and the perilous events in Afghanistan surrounding her brother, a U.S. Marine. The safe and secure world in which Annie Morgan was raised - a world filled with love, hope and happiness - has been permanently eroded by unforeseen events. Can it ever be re-built?
Then, just when all seems lost, a new, unanticipated relationship begins, one that not only gives Annie hope, but one that will change her life and the lives of those around her, in a profound way. Ultimately, this is a story of loss and recovery, love and hope - as Christmas reunites a broken family in the charming village of Moonlight Falls.
Trish Evans was born into an eccentric southern California family of journalists, writers and musicians. She graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the renowned School of Speech. She taught language skills to deaf and severely hard of hearing children for several years, then received a master's degree in marriage and family counseling from Loyola Marymount University. She also did graduate studies in psychology at the University of Southern California.