Author Coleen Murtagh Paratore gives fairytale love stories a modern gloss through the eyes of 12-year-old cherry-cordial eater and classic-literature reader Willafred Haversham. What Willa wishes for most in the world is a father, but so far no luck. When she and her wedding planner mother, Stella, move back home to Cape Cod, Willa’s luck begins to change. With help from her best friend Tina and candy-making Nana, Willa decides wishing for a father isn’t enough - it’s time to take action.
In this sequel to Paratore's popular The Wedding Planner's Daughter, Bramble's only library is rumored to be closing its doors forever. Willa Havisham just can't let that happen, so she's got to raise money - fast. Plus, she simply has to find a date for the Midwinter Night's Ball. Thankfully, her best friend, Tina, has devised a love compatibility test that might be able to take care of both problems. And before long, Cupid's arrow seems to be hitting the mark all over Bramble.