The residents of Mitford are getting ready for Christmas. Father Timothy, retired from the local Episcopal church and married only a few years, sets out to surprise his lovely wife. He’s never done anything like this before, but it’s Christmas. Hope is a new believer, but she’s learning to worry about nothing, pray about everything. The owners of the local diner are retiring. There are secrets. There are hopes. There are worries. There are joys. After all, Christmas is coming. Once again Jan Karon makes us care about this extraordinarily ordinary group of people. If you’re familiar with the Mitford series, you’ll enjoy this peek at their Christmas celebrations. If you’ve never read any other Mitford books, you’ll still enjoy getting to know these wonderfully weird residents.