The premise was good but the writing wasn't what it could have been. The story moves soooo slowly. For some reason the author thinks we really need to know all about the china, the furnishings, etc to the point of exhaustion. I was actually starting to get interested in the story and the pace had picked up when all of a sudden it becomes so sentimental and cheesy that I nearly stopped reading. The whole 'Christmas with everyone' becomes a cotton candy wrap up with everyone suddenly finding happiness. It was just too, too much for me.
There is no sex in this book (and no sexual tension between the H/h).