I'm making my way through this series way too fast but for some reason I skipped this because it seemed short. I realised my mistake when I was listening to book 10 (Home to Holly Springs) and picked up on some bits that I'd missed. I corrected this quickly by reading this very special short book set at Christmas time. Father Tim is as usual working on being a blessing to others and this time his plans include fixing up a nativity set for his family. He picks up the set from Andrew Gregory the antique dealer but they're in lousy condition and he has to restore them. With help from some of the secondary characters, he manages to finish on time. I must say I was stressed out by how much he had to do before Christmas Eve, which is typical of all of our lives at that time of year. I loved the ending, which I won't spoil here. I'll say it again but these books don't stand alone. Start with book 1 and you won't have any regrets.