In these Texas-set stories of romance and adventure, the Civil War is over, Christmas is coming—and it’s time for three rugged fighters to become lovers . . .
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorJodi Thomas
Dispirited by war, when Trapper Hawkins accepts a job hauling five little rich girls to Dallas, all he cares about is the money. He doesn’t expect they’ll awaken his spirit—or that their intriguing nursemaid, Emery Adams, will awaken his heart. And when danger strikes as Christmas Eve nears, he definitely doesn’t expect Emery and the girls to risk their lives—for him . . .
THE MISTLETOE PROMISE * Sharla Lovelace
A catastrophic storm, an ailing herd, and a failing cattle ranch have left Texas rancher Josie Bancroft in danger of losing everything her father worked for. Still, she’d rather die than merge with her neighbor rancher Benjamin Mason, the man who broke her heart years ago, on Christmas Eve. As old sparks fly and secrets are revealed, however, Ben is determined to help Josie—and prove that this time around can be different. That the misunderstandings of Christmas past need not define their future . . .
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Linda Broday
Noelle Blessing owns Blessing Falls, Texas’ local candy shop, The Sugar Spoon. But despite her festive name and delicious occupation, Christmas doesn’t promise to be sweet this year—thanks to the curvy confectioner’s resentful ex-fiancé. When he shows up at the town’s holiday dance spoiling for trouble, Noelle grabs the nearest cowboy to partner with. Cord Dalton is more than happy to play the hero—and the new boyfriend too. And by the time an unexpectedly white Christmas rolls around, what began as pretend might just be the equally unexpected gift of the real thing . . .
I love books that leave me feeling good and smiling after I close them. These cowboy Christmas stories did just that, and I had a pleasant night’s sleep following finishing the last story.
Fun holiday novellas
When Trapper Morgan takes a job escorting a group of 5 little girls to their ranch home, he thinks all he cares about is the money. But what will happen when he comes to care for his traveling companion and all 5 little girls? I really enjoyed this novella. But why do we have to have confederate soldiers? Just because he "didn't understand" the war, doesn't mean he didn't fight for the enslavement of a whole race. This novella would have been so great except for that. I loved the story and the characters, but it was hard to look past the confederate soldier.
The Mistletoe Promise
Josie's ranch is struggling. She needs to do something to save it. When she runs into an old love, will she be able to forgive their past to let him help? I liked this novella. I just thought that the romance wasn't really justified. I felt like the characters needed to have more conversation about what happened between them. I wish that this was longer to get a better payoff from the reconciliation. I also felt like some of this novella wasn't staying true to the time period it was set in.
When Yellow Fever takes a toll on his hometown, Clint rushes home to see his mother. Upon arriving home he sees that most people have escaped. Clint goes looking for the woman who took care of his mother while she was sick. When he finds the young widow and her two girls, will he find a connection to keep him at home? This is definitely my favorite of this collection of novellas. I adored Clint and Amelia. All of the other characters were so amazing as well. I wish this one was longer so that we got more time with these characters!
*eARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
The book is only half there!
The book is only half there!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!