This is a story about a father and his son around Christmas time. The Byrne family travels from Nova Scotia, Canada to New York City each December so their father can sell Christmas trees from their tree farm. Mr. Byrne's son doesn't want to follow in his father's footsteps like his father wants him to; to take over the tree farm. Instead of talking about what he does want, he runs away in New York. The story also involved the life of Catherine Tierney who is a widow of three years and can't let go of her beloved husband's ghost. Catherine and Mr. Byrne's lives intermingle with the common interest of Danny Byrnes, the runaway son.
This was a different Christmas story and a quick read.