New York City Judge Abigail Rutledge returns to her hometown of Shady Rivers to dispose of her deceased grandmother’s property. Having gotten cold feet about her upcoming marriage to Preston Abernathy, a NYC accountant, Abby decides to try her grandmother’s remedy for picking a husband – magical mistletoe. Problem is, Abby is afraid of heights and must climb a tree to reach the required mistletoe.
It seems Spencer Cartwright, Sheriff of Shady Rivers, must guard the tree every year during the weeks leading up to the Shady Rivers’ Artisan Festival as the festival draws tourists from far and near and the ol’ wives’ tale of finding one’s true love, something Spence definitely doesn’t believe in, has women of all ages trying their luck at reaching the coveted mistletoe.
The “Shady Rivers” series will introduce you to a small Southern town filled with quirky characters, Southern roots, and love around every corner.