When two of Boston’s most notorious pursue Marceline Murphy, she encounters a tug-of-war of the heart she isn’t expecting.
Sam O’Rourke is the childhood hero she’s pined for, but his best friend Patrick O’Connor joins in pursuit of her affections.
While overseeing the Christmas play fundraiser for the St. Mary’s parish soup kitchen, Marcy not only wrestles with her attraction to both men, but with her concern for their spiritual welfare. The play is based on the Irish custom of placing a candle in the window on Christmas Eve to welcome the Holy Family, and for Marcy, its message becomes deeply personal. Her grandmother Mima cautions her to guard her heart for the type of man who will respond to the “light in the window,” meaning the message of Christ in her heart. But when disaster strikes during the play, Marcy is destined to discover the truth of the play’s message first-hand when it becomes clear that although two men have professed their undying love, only one has truly responded to “the light in the window.”