In a tale of Christmas in two different times, Victor Bodey, a sheriff killed in the line of duty on December 22, 1873, awakes in unfamiliar surroundings. Discovered by modern day police officer, Jessica Cosgrove, as she comes home after a long workday, Victor believes that he must have been sent to keep her safe as his assignment to get into Heaven. He is appalled that her large family permits her to do a man’s job, even though she has two brothers on the police force; and he does his best to acclimate to his new circumstances so he can focus on protecting the feisty woman who has claimed his heart. Although he rejoices that, at this special time of the year, he has found his one true love, he mourns for his mother’s grief when she learns that her only child has died and deeply regrets that he was not able to prevent the abduction of the young woman kidnapped by the notorious Ames Gang. Christmas in 1873 will not be a happy one for several families.
Jessie is unable to deny that God has sent Victor for some special reason. Her faith assures her that He does not make mistakes. She feels an instant connection to the man who has suddenly entered her life, and her heart tells her that Victor is her soul mate. As she introduces her world – cell phones, television, cars and the belief that independent women are capable of doing whatever a man can do – to her new found love, she is plagued with a recurring nightmare of being shot while on duty. Is Victor’s assumption correct? Is he there to protect her? And what will happen if her nightmare comes true?
Warning: there will be Christmas miracles.