Ebenezer Scrooge is a man who does not recognize the true riches of life, which is the friendship of family and friends. He goes out of his way not to give to others, even those with great need and especially at Christmas. The experiences brought upon Ebenezer on Christmas Eve show him the error of his ways and what he's lost out on by being miserly.
Doing the right thing was always a clear, easy decision for LaShelle Roland, editor of Payne County Weekly in Stillwater, Oklahoma until she discovers the District Attorney's Drug Task Force is actually shielding major drug dealers from prosecution. The Sun, Stillwater's powerful daily newspaper is part of the corruption cover up and is pressuring LaShelle to sell her struggling paper to keep a lid on the story.
The story begins in 2010 with the discovery of a badly injured, unclothed woman found with the remains of a special forces team in Afghanistan. When she is brought to the field hospital, high ranking military Chaplain Gabriel "Gabe" Wingford arrives to give her an identity and take her out of the country. Moving to 2014, Gabe is retired in Utica, OK where Angeline - the woman found in Afghanistan - is an exceptionally perceptive investigative consultant for the police department.
Mother and father, Pat and J.P. (Joe Paul, Sr.) leave home early on April 19th, 1995, relying on their capable teenage sons, Joe Paul, Jr., and Dale, to take care of the ranch outside Perkins, and their siblings, nine-year-old Thomas and 11-year-old Henry. After some rocky times, both personally and financially, Pat and J.P. are taking a much needed day together without the kids to do some shopping in Oklahoma City, with plans to return home by eight pm.