This is the end of the Cedar Cove series and it is obvious. The author goes from one story thread to another, recapping each one. I didn't care for that much. Most of the series is more enjoyable to read than this last installment.
The main story was more interesting. Beth Morehouse is a single parent with 2 college-age daughters. Her daughters hatch a plan to get their parents together for Christmas but when their father shows up with another woman their plans fall to pieces. Beth had a litter of puppies placed on her doorstep. The other story lines are woven in when she tries to find homes for them. It is a sweet story but not her best.