Tough and cynical New York celebrity novelist Dru Cassadine, known for her romance stories, is desperate for a breakthrough after a string of flops. Spurred on by brutal reviews and a not-so-subtle threat by her publisher to drop her, she is given just weeks to turn out a best seller. To get her creative juices flowing, Dru decides on a change of scenery. Reluctantly, she returns to her childhood home for the holidays. Landing in Harbor Pointe, a small picturesque beach town, a flood of memories washes over her. As the town prepares for Christmas and she struggles with her past, handsome local widower, Brysen Flynn and his spunky teenage daughter Peyton enter her life. Dru's tough New York heart melts as she befriends Peyton and romance begins to spark with Brysen on the Southern shore... with an unexpected twist no one saw coming.