After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.
To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.
Nola writes back to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns flirtatious.
Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first place.
Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future together?
Published Date: 29 November 2022
Nola and Caleb was previously a couple but they part way due to lack of communication. Now, Nola was dumped by her boyfriend and move back to her hometown to stay at her parent’s home and restore it. Caleb now runs his hardware store, is feeling lonely and frustrated. His feeling is expressed in his writing which he refer himself as Resting Scrooge Face. With the mailman’s help, both Nola and Caleb become pen pals without knowing who they are writing to, with Nola signing off as Ho Ho No. This a delightful read to me with short story of regrets, pride and love.