It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof at Weyfield Hall. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter, Olivia—who was off saving the world from an epidemic—will be joining them, but now all of them must stay in quarantine for a week. In this "clever, funny, and poignant" debut (Library Journal), Olivia deals with the culture shock of first-world problems, as her frivolous sister Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding. A former war correspondent, Andrew now writes scathing restaurant reviews, but it is Emma who hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. Nothing, however, is more shocking than the unexpected guest who's about to arrive.