In Sarah McCoy’s novel, it’s 1945 and Elsie Schmidt is in the throes of her teenage years, eagerly anticipating her first kiss and dreaming of her future. She and her family have been kept safe from the atrocities and horror overshadowing her country by a high-ranking Nazi who plans to take her as his bride. So when she discovers an escaped Jewish boy on her doorstep on Christmas Eve, Elsie prepares to put all she loves in mortal danger.
Flash forward sixty years in El Paso, Texas. Reba Adams is authoring a short feel-good piece for a local magazine during Christmas. Her latest assignment lands her across town at the shop of an elderly baker, who turns out to be no ordinary subject. As time unfolds and questions are posed, all are forced to deal with the ghosts of their past and find the strength to forgive.
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