Addy and her mother know that Christmas will be hard without Poppa, Sam, and Esther. When Addy spots a beautiful red scarf in a secondhand shop, she determines to get it for Momma to brighten her holiday. To save the money, Addy decides to keep half the tips she earns by making deliveries for Mrs. Ford's dress shop. But when Addy sees the plight of newly freed slaves, she feels torn. Can she help them and still get the scarf for Momma? Addy's Christmas surprise for Momma ends up being different from what she planned. And a surprise awaiting Addy is better than she even dared to hope for.