But a very different story from all the others. This is not a traditional romance, but we get to see many familiar faces and learn what made Yiayia the way she is. It is also a good reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. I was so impressed with this story. I won't tell you any more than this, as I don't want to give the story away. The pace is fast, the tone is uncertain but hopeful, and the storyline is very much character oriented with no real steam or action. Read at least all the Dogmothers books in order. If you want the full picture, read all the Dogfather books and then the Dogmothers in order! Enjoy, especially if you enjoy dogs!