Gincy Gannon Luongo escaped from the storybook small town of Appleville, New Hampshire twenty years ago. Now, she is bringing her teenage daughter Tasmin with her to visit her recently widowed mother in the weeks leading up to Christmas at her brother Tommy's urging. Her once feisty and strong-willed mother Ellen Gannon is mired in depression and her brother isn't doing much better. With each passing day, dealing with the imagined slights and lingering resentments that have created chasms between them all, Gincy realized how seriously she has undervalued her mother and underestimated her brother. Now, with the support of her husband, daughter and best friends, she is starting to see what she has missed.