Two sisters...two very different lives.
Alison's American dream is in tatters. Her high-flying career is on the skids, and her Upper East Side apartment is now way beyond her means. But pride prevents her from telling her family back home just how bad things are.
Olivia is fraught trying to juggle family, career, preparations for Christmas, and organizing a surprise party for their mother's 70th birthday. How she envies - and sometimes resents - her sister Alison and her life of excitement and affluence in New York.
Coming home for the holidays is the last thing Alison wants to do, especially now that she's met a rather attractive neighbor. But family ties are strong. Alison and Olivia must sort their differences and throw a party, and Christmas might just bring changes for Alison that she could never have imagined.
©2010 Patricia Scanlan (P)2015 Simon & Schuster