Life in the small town of Galton, New York sure is sweet. At least it was until single mom and diner waitress Lizzie Bea Carpenter gets a letter from her first-ever love. He's coming back to town Christmas day to meet Lizzie's daughter, the child he abandoned way back when. Lizzie needs now more than ever to protect her daughter, and herself, from men who show up out of the blue, promising to grant a girl's every desire. So when a sexy, mysterious stranger appears because he overheard her wish for a free handyman, she wants him gone. Now. At least, the smart part of her does. The other part starts to wonder if he's the only man who can help her face her past and get back to sampling the sweetest things in life.