It is Christmas Eve and Sheryl with Bentley, her six-month-old lab, are lost in the mountains of Montana. They panic when they hear wolves howling around them on the mountain and exhaust themselves trying to get away. As the wolves come out of the trees toward them a mysterious cross-country skier rescues them. Sheryl is going to have a very strange Christmas and she is about to find out just how dangerous a man can be.
Jake is a solitary young man and he is not rich by anyone's standards. He does not really like people and wishes everyone would go away. On this dark and snowy Christmas Eve, Jake meets a very strange person on the front porch of his house. He realizes too late that it is not a real person at all. Jake is now forced to take a journey that examines his life whether he wants to or not. The big question is; will he still be alive when it's over.
A Grizzly Chance starts out with the main character "Ed" hiking out into the mountains on a dark mission of self-destruction. He is sick and tired and unable to deal with the many disappointments life has thrown his way. In an unusual twist of fate Ed meets up with a large bear that causes him to reconsider just what his life is worth.
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Jake Orlo loves to tell stories in the only way that he can; brisk and fast paced. Here are three "Christmas Miracle" stories and a "Good To Be Alive" story written in the same quick style as his detective murder mysteries.
Daniel Williams is completely dissatisfied with his life. Just before Christmas he goes back country snowshoeing in the Mission Mountain Wilderness area of Montana. Elisabeth Hardin is at her wits end with trying to raise her sixteen year old kid sister Jennifer. Elisabeth and Jennifer decide to spend Christmas in their old family cabin that they both love. It takes an old mountain lioness to bring these three people together and to remind them about the magic of Christmas.