Trish appears to have everything anyone could ever want, a great family, nice house, and cars, but inside she's just struggling. She's given a special gift at the first of the book, by her sister-in-law who is dying from cancer. It was the gift of love. She has tried hard to give that gift to her husband, daughter, and others for the past year, but no one seems to notice or care, they all still think she's the "old" Trish, the one who is hardened by her past. Now it's Christmas time, her daughter won't talk to her, and her husband's moving out, how can Trish make herself and those around her realize that she's changed?? I had a hard time getting into this story, but when I was able to, about halfway through the book I really loved the rest. This is a powerful story about loving ourselves and letting those around us change.