At 36, Rose Wilder is alone. With a failed marriage and a beloved teenage daughter to her credit, she is facing New Year’s, regrettably, single. But she is safe, alive, secure – away from the husband who left her for dead in a rage one night. Fleeing to a town 90 miles away and hiding out in a small cottage seemed her best bet. In the charming village of Mitchell’s Corners, the biggest ice storm of the century is brewing. High winds and freezing rain will cover the land in a sheet of ice and treachery. Working overtime to restore the power, lineman Rhett Steele helps residents who are left in the storm's dark aftermath. When he arrives at the quaint cottage where Rose and her daughter have taken refuge, she is suddenly caught off guard, but extends her hospitality with a hot meal and cup of coffee. By the old wood stove, a bond forms between two lonely people. Recovering from the death of his wife, Rhett is not looking for love; Rose, scarred from domestic abuse, has hardened her heart, vowing to never get hurt again. In that perfect storm, two hearts will come together; two lives will transform. Amid the backdrop of a crystalline landscape, a town will rediscover its simple magic – of camaraderie, of people banding together in hard times, and love finding its way again to those who once thought it forever lost. But time is running out, and Rose's perfect dream will soon turn into a nightmare. Will she risk it all and choose the love of this ideal man -- or will she choose instead to live? She can only choose one.