Can a second chance at love melt an icy heart?
Jules Hartley, a resort manager with a heart as cool as the snow-laden slopes she oversees, returns to where she grew up to tend to her mother’s affairs after her death. Her icy guard is threatened when she discovers she’s inherited her mother’s business partner—Bennett Walker, the man who once melted her heart.
In the midst of the Pacific Northwest winter, Jules's fortress is put to the test. The enchanting holiday season brings more than twinkling lights and festive cheer; it also brings Bennett back into her life. Once her high school sweetheart, Bennett represents the past she’s worked hard to forget.
Thrust into close quarters, Jules and Bennett navigate secrets, shared responsibilities, and nostalgic holiday events. With each snowflake that falls, their icy standoff starts to thaw, revealing the glowing embers of a love that never fully extinguished.
As they work together to turn Wonderland Lodge into the holiday haven it once was, they find their frozen past melting away, replaced with a second chance they never thought possible.
Mistletoe, merriment, and a mysterious disappearance.
Amidst the enchanting backdrop of Pine Bend, where winter magic is tangible and elk tracks crisscross the snow, Elise, a tenacious private investigator from Seattle, stumbles upon a cold case that ensnares her heart.
With each carol that floats through the crisp air and every twinkling light that illuminates the town, Elise finds herself not only drawn into the web of the town's enigmas but also to Nicholas—a captivating local with eyes that mirror the mysteries of the winter skies.
Yet as the two join forces to unravel the haunting riddle of Clara Evergreen's vanishing, they unexpectedly entangle their fates. Pine Bend, it seems, conceals more than festive merrymaking beneath its wintry cloak. Racing against the clock and their burgeoning feelings for one another, Elise and Nicholas delve deep into the town's hushed whispers, confronting the shadows of its history.
As the festive crescendo approaches, a revelation awaits—one that promises to alter the course of Elise's life and the very fabric of Pine Bend. In a town where each snowflake carries an untold tale, Elise is on the cusp of unearthing a story that chills to the bone.
I'm Michelle and it's nice to meet you!
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