When Hope ran away from home at 17, it was just the start of a downward spiral that led to mistakes that have plagued her since. Now accused of a crime, she’s lost her job and housing. With a young daughter to care for, she finds a place at a church-run shelter.
Nick Slater is a new assistant pastor at Headley Cross Baptist. His focus should be on his job and volunteering at the shelter, but when the same woman keeps crossing his path, he knows God has orchestrated their meetings and resolves to help her, no matter what it takes. But even while scents of holly and fresh-baked pies fill the air with Christmas joy and Nick finds himself falling in love with Hope and her little girl, the dark stain of Hope’s past threatens to affect Nick’s career.
Should he ignore the urge to save his reputation, or is God teaching him a heavenly lesson?