Widowed stage actress, Annaliese Matheson is convinced she’ll never love again. This Christmas will become the opening act for her holiday happily ever after.
Annaliese Matheson once had the perfect life, with a successful career on Broadway and a loving husband who was her greatest champion. Then her husband died. Devastated, she left the stage behind and only returned when her best friend, Grayson Kendall, asked her to perform at The Paradise Dinner Theatre in tiny Shellwater Key, Florida.
Annaliese is convinced she’ll never love again, but when she steps in to direct to Middle School Christmas Show, nothing will ever be the same. A man unlike any she’s known awakens her buried heart, giving her a second chance at forever with the last person she would have expected. It will take a miracle for Annaliese to let someone else in and embrace happiness again...but then it is Christmas.
Annaliese has been back in Shellwater Keys and has been performing at the Paradise Dinner Theatre. She is asked to take on and direst the Middle School Christmas show. At first it seemed to be a bit much but as she continued working with the kids she began to make a connection with the kids and really help them out. The hunky uncle of one of the middle school girls catches Annaliese's eye but she can't get involved because she doesn't want to betray her husband who had passed away. This is a really cute Christmas story about loss, love and hope. Careful how you treat people because you never know what they are going through. I loved the main characters and their attraction and chemistry with eachother. This is a standalone novella but it would be helpful to read the other books in the series to know the other characters stories. It definitely puts you in the holiday spirit.