Federal park ranger Carter Williams dislikes kids almost as much as he dislikes Christmas. He chose his career to escape human contact, not embrace it. And no matter how much his husband Owen tries to sway his opinion, Carter is a grump who would rather ignore the holiday. Owen’s efforts are put on hold, however, when they get a call about six missing foster kids lost in the park.
Christmas Eve takes a turn for the worse when Owen injures himself rescuing the children. Stranded in a snowstorm until dawn, Carter has to keep Owen awake and healthy while simultaneously watching six runaways. What he thinks is a nightmare come to life is actually a beautiful gift in disguise—the kids transform the ranger station into a Christmas wonderland. And before it’s all said and done, they might transform Carter’s heart as well—if he can keep his bah humbug attitude in check.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar “Bah Humbug.”
Federal park rangers Carter and Owen are spending the holiday at the ranger station. Owen loves everything Christmas, while Carter is the biggest Scrooge there is. He doesn’t like kids, decorations or cheer of any kind. They only thing he loves is Owen.
When the two get a call about 6 foster children than ran away right before a big storm, Carter knows their holiday just got interesting. Owen gets hurt rescuing two of the girls and Carter and the kids need to find a way to keep Owen awake and comfortable to ride out the storm.
Watching the kids and Owen together has Carter thinking about things he’s never wished for before. Maybe miracles really do happen.
Entertaining story that reminds you that Christmas isn’t all about the presents under the tree, it’s about family and friends and spreading joy any way you can.
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