By Elin Hilderbrand
"Open this diverting story of relatives disorder and you will find a vacation package deal choked with humor, romance and realism." --USA Today
Kelley Quinn is the landlord of Nantucket's wintry weather road lodge and the proud father of 4 grown kids: Patrick, a hedge fund supervisor; Kevin, a bartender; Ava, a college instructor; and Bart, who has lately surprised every body through becoming a member of the Marines. As Christmas ways, Kelley appears to be like ahead to spending the vacations along with his kinfolk on the resort. but if he walks in on his spouse Mitzi kissing one other guy, utter chaos descends, and issues merely get extra attention-grabbing whilst Kelley's ex-wife, information anchor Margaret Quinn, arrives at the scene.
Before the mulled cider is long gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn relations will live on a love triangle, an unplanned being pregnant, a federal crime, and never-ending rounds of Christmas caroling during this heart-warming novel approximately coming domestic for the vacations.
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It’s a five-hour force to Hyannis (does she even be mindful tips to force? ). she is going to get to the DoubleTree at a. m. If she’s fortunate. “You’re unlikely to think this,” Ned says. “The secretary of nation is flying in in the dead of night this night from Israel, so Nantucket airspace is open until eventually then! ” He sounds really joyous, as though not anything makes him happier than supplying Margaret this Christmas miracle. “When are you able to get right here? ” Margaret feels the automobile surge ahead. The site visitors has simply cleared, and Raoul steps on it. “Half an hour,” she says. “I’m on my manner. ” KELLEY George used to be the one that continuously wore the purple go well with, yet Kelley is the true Santa Claus on the Quinn family. regardless of every little thing that’s occurred, Kelley stuffs the stockings—he even stuffs stockings for Patrick’s 3 boys, as though via a few opposite Christmas magic, the offers will cause them to seem. He places presents for everybody less than the tree. He assessments his mobilephone, yet there isn't any be aware from Bart. it's Christmas morning in Afghanistan. Kelley is going to mattress. DECEMBER 25 MARGARET She wakes up together with her daughter snuggled at her facet. Margaret is stuffed with such pleasure, she approximately cries. Her profession has come at a massive fee, and the individual that has suffered the main, she is aware, is Ava. Ava was once in simple terms six years outdated while Margaret and Kelley cut up and ten whilst Kelley moved to Nantucket. Margaret had thought of protecting Ava along with her in Manhattan—even at six, she proven a superb musical expertise, and the simplest position to advance that was once within the urban. yet Ava might were raised via housekeepers and nannies, while Kelley had given up every thing to be a hands-on father or mother, and Margaret had reluctantly agreed that Ava will be at an advantage with him. nonetheless, six years previous is a young age for a lady to be separated from her mom. Margaret consistently informed herself she used to be top through instance, construction a mythical profession. She had notion Ava will be a live performance pianist or even a rock big name. yet Ava likes instructing song on Nantucket, and Margaret is excited she is excited. Now she hopes that Ava will locate real love, get married, have kids, and be the mum that Margaret by no means was once. Ava opens her eyes, blinking swiftly within the method she used to whilst she used to be younger, other than now her eyes are smudged with make-up and she’s donning a black velvet cocktail gown. The get together the evening sooner than should have been a humdinger. Margaret thinks in regards to the captured convoy, and Bart. She has came upon herself in lots of gentle occasions sooner than, yet not anything has particularly ready her for what to do right here. She doesn’t understand needless to say that Bart was once at the convoy; it’s only a intestine feeling. besides the fact that, her intestine is sort of consistently correct. may still she percentage her wisdom with Ava? With Kevin? With Kelley? If she’s mistaken this time, she’ll by no means forgive herself. but when she’s correct, everybody will hate her, even though she is basically the messenger. She makes a decision to assert not anything. as soon as there's definitive information, army officers will touch Kelley. “Mommy? ” Ava says. “Are you actual? ” “I’m real,” Margaret says.