Megan Sawyer is determined to farm year-round. She's braving a December snowstorm after pitching her greenhouse greens to Philadelphia chefs when she sees a stranger stranded on the side of the road. It's Merry Chance's niece Becca, and she's headed to Winsome to sell her love potions at holiday events - or so she thinks. Merry has an ulterior motive in inviting her niece to Winsome, but her plan to reunite Becca with her estranged father goes awry when Becca's father turns up dead. Megan soon realizes that Becca was not the only person in Winsome who despised her father. When Megan's aunt, the famous mystery author, is implicated by her novels, things become personal. Megan must follow the literary rules while sifting through the victim's sordid past, but can she uncover the truth before someone else in Winsome is murdered?