Linda Broday and I are celebrating the publication of our new book Longing for a Cowboy Christmas.
This is the second book we’ve done together. Last year, our stories appeared in Christmas in a Cowboy’s Arms.
That’s the exciting part. The fun part is this: We are each giving away something special to one lucky reader. We can’t wait to see who you are.
“Brimming with holiday magic, this feel-good anthology of historical romance novellas, all centered on the cowboy mystique and second chances, will delight and charm.” Publisher’s Weekly
Margaret’s Story: A Love Letter to Santa
She turned his life upside-down. Could she really be the right woman for him?
Holly Sanders plans to make this the best Christmas for a town hard hit by the drought. Okay, maybe she’s overdone the bows, baubles and garlands. But is that a reason for the new blacksmith Tom Chandler to declare war on tinsel?
Tom doesn’t mean to play scrooge. But when his dog’s objections to the endless caroling gets them tossed out of his boarding house, he decides enough is enough.
The escalating battle takes an unexpected turn when he spots Holly struggling against the wind with an armload of presents and rushes to help her. Before he knows what happened, the green-eyed beauty recruits him to play Santa’s helper. After helping make one small boy’s Christmas wish come true, he’s utterly hooked, and suddenly has a wish of his own! But convincing Holly he’s the right man for her would require a miracle—and maybe even a little help from Santa.
Linda’s Story: The Christmas Wedding
As a late November storm batters her sod house, Rebel Avery’s thoughts are on the man she loves and plans to marry. Eight months ago, Outlaw Travis Lassiter had been captured and she fears he’s dead. To occupy her worried mind, she tells two small orphans she’s taken in how she used to celebrate the Advent and gets an idea.
The fledgling town of Hope’s Crossing has never had a Christmas celebration, so Rebel and the other women decide to make the entire town the Advent calendar. On their designated day, each home gives the children a treat. Day after day passes and it becomes increasingly apparent that Travis will not return. Rebel befriends a lonely recluse and gives her the only thing of value that she possesses—swaths of red satin fabric she’d saved for a wedding dress.
As they move toward the holiday, sagging spirits are renewed, a makeshift family is formed, and Rebel finds that through troubled times, love endures and conquers all.
Now tell us, are you an early Christmas shopper or do you wait till the last minute?