When Luciana Romano arrives in Hudson Springs, New York, her plan is to complete her restoration job at the museum so she can return home to her family right after Christmas. But a blizzard grounds all flights, and she finds herself stranded. The DiLorenzo family offers her a place to stay, and she accepts their hospitality. But the unexpected attraction between her and the quiet, good-looking son makes it hard to want to leave.
Jack DiLorenzo is stuck, Managing the family's Italian café is not what he'd planned to do with his life, but his sense of duty won't let him quit. When his grandmother invites a Portuguese woman to stay with them, Jack feels something he hasn't felt for a long time: hope. He knows he shouldn't get close to Luciana since she's leaving as soon as the airport opens, but he can't help himself.
Yet as the magic of the season begins to work on them, he wonders how he can let go of the woman who's awakened his heart.
Oh how I love Christmas time and who doesn't love a little Christmas romance?! I loved reading all about the cold, snowy Christmas season while I am enjoying a nice toasty Summer. This was a very cute story about Luciana who travels to New York for a job and she meets the DiLorenzo family at a small café not realizing her world and plan for New York was going to be turned upside down. I love the friendship and connection that developed between Luciana and Jack. Jack was so sweet and showed Luciana how to enjoy the winter and experience the best Christmas festival. There may have been a mishap or two but I love that hope was restored in their hearts. I loved the characters and it was very well written. The end made my heart happy! I love the Romano family and each of their stories and this was a fabulous addition to the series.