Ruby has decided not to continue at university and has returned home for Christmas. Despite her father’s objections, she offers to run a market stall for the Cherry Tree Cafe owners. When she finds out that the market at Wynbridge is struggling, she’s determined to do what she can to draw customers back from the new retail precinct. Even if that means going up against her dad, who is on the local council. Meanwhile, with her ex, Steve, working nearby on his family’s stall, Ruby realises she isn’t quite over him yet.
This is a cosy read with a wintery festive atmosphere about locals banding together to save a beloved institution. It’s inspired me to go back and read some of the earlier books in the series to find out more about the other Wynbridge locals.