’Twas the season of Christmas, and all through South Cove, California, Santa is working overtime to deliver a special gift . . .
Jill Gardner has volunteered her Coffee, Books, and More to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party. Among the potential forever friends is a male terrier named Baby, whose owner died of a heart attack, and whose collar contains a safe deposit key.
The key is registered to Baby’s owner, Thomas Raleigh, who was a homeless army veteran. His deposit box contains a journal, a letter, an engagement ring, and $58,000. They are all that’s left of a life spent seeking the woman he loved and wished to marry. Playing Santa’s Little Helper, Jill is determined to find out what happened to Thomas’s sweetheart—and fulfill a long-time coming Christmas wish . . .