Eight years ago, Natalie Cook left Arcola to attend college in St. Louis and never looked back. As a love scorned English professor, she believes love is for the fairy tales and not attainable by people with real problems. Her former best friend, Timothy Garcia, stayed in town to run his late father’s web design business while pining for the girl he let walk away. Natalie’s desire to break free of her small town upbringing caused a rift between her and every person she’d ever known. Her family felt she would find happiness in marriage and those reminders only pushed her further away. Natalie’s sister Zooey felt Christmas was the perfect time to play matchmaker. Would her homecoming reunite Natalie and Timothy or draw the final line between them for good? Could the professor find the love she believes to be non existent through the closest friend she ever had?