When 16 year old Hannah Brewster lands the lead in the school musical she hopes it will be the perfect chance to get the attention of her family and her long time crush, Kyle. The only problem is that school super star, Josh Larson, has been cast opposite her, and he seems to like her as more than just a cast mate. As Hannah and Josh grow closer, things between Hannah and Kyle get complicated. When Hannah realizes that Kyle is not who she thought he was, she also realizes that she just might like Josh as more than just a friend.
In the sequel to In the Spotlight, life has gotten complicated for Josh and Hannah. During their final semester in college after an unexpected life event, Hannah begins questioning everything in her life. She decides that her relationship with Josh needs a break. Josh and Hannah try to find their way back to each other as the semester progresses. Josh rediscovers his love of acting when he gets cast as the lead in Hannah's senior project.
Eighteen-year-old Virginia didn't ask to be the oldest daughter of the current Santa Claus, nor did she ask to be betrothed to a complete stranger. When the elf elders turn her world upside down by announcing that she must convince her fiancé, Nick, not only to marry her but also to become the next Santa Claus, Virginia has no desire to have any part of the craziness. From the beginning Virginia's interactions with Nick are filled with awkwardness, tension and disbelief.
Twelve year old Joanie loves animals. Her family often fosters animals for a local rescue operation. Joanie desperately wants more pets, but her father remains stalwart in his opposition to this idea. Because of this impasse the relationship between Joanie and her father is rocky.