Hungering for time away from Meadowsville, VA and her ex-fiancé, Jade Cross heads out on a long hike. Caught in an unexpected winter storm, she takes refuge in an abandoned-looking barn. Wet, cold, and close to hypothermia, she begs God for help.
Clay Sawyer, wounded by the death of his wife, has locked himself in a prison of solitude. He is not interested in being happy, forgiving himself, or forgiving God. When he finds an unexpected guest in his barn, his only goal is to get her on her way and keep his life just like it is.
But God has other plans.
Originally published in Snowflakes and Mistletoe (set no longer available) as Broken Holiday.