Beverly Sparks couldn't explain why she felt the way she did. What was happening to her? She loved her family, but recently she'd grown cold toward family gatherings. Now widowed for nearly five years, she set the family in an uproar when she announced at Thanksgiving dinner that she would not be joining them for Christmas. She was going on a cruise
Emily, her eldest, "Miss Butt-in-sky" wouldn't stand for her mother traveling alone. She asked Mr. Melvin (the family's mechanic) to travel incognito to keep an eye on her. However, Emily had no idea that he had been secretly in love with Beverly, even before her husband died. Would things aboard ship go as Melvin planned, or would this be Beverly's worst Christmas ever?