Christmas with a Cowboy & Giveaway

Irish lass meets wild Texas cowboy in Christmas with a Cowboy. A one night stand in Ireland comes back to haunt them both when they’re thrown together in Texas this time. Throw a baby into the mix and the story gets even more complicated.

Maverick Callahan is a freewheeling Texas cowboy who loves to hit the honky tonk on Saturday night, dance with the pretty girls, and maybe get lucky once in a while. But a year ago he fell head-over-heels with an extraordinary woman that still haunts his dreams, and keeps him from being totally happy. He didn’t even know her last name so when she appears on his doorstep like a Christmas miracle he’s determined not to waste his lucky break.

Bridget O’Malley’s world had done a 380 degree turn around since the previous Christmas. She’s lost her beloved grandmother and is now the guardian of her best friend’s baby daughter. She’s thought about Maverick from Texas, but she didn’t even know his last name, and then her grandmother’s friend invites her to Texas to help her out for a while. If she’d known Maverick would be on the same ranch, she might have refused the offer, but it was too late once she was there.

Mama told me that I came from Irish ancestors and that my great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Miz Martha Cummins, came over here from Ireland. Mama kept Grandma Martha’s wedding ring in her little cedar jewelry box, and it’s been passed down to me. It’s nothing fancy, just a little band that her groom made for her out of a coin, but in our family we tie it into the girls’ wedding bouquets for their “something old.”

According to my DNA Mama was right, so it was a real treat to get to get to know Bridget since she comes from Cork County, Ireland. Of course, Maverick has Irish ancestors, too, so that made it doubly fun to write. I fell in love with Maverick in Cowboy Rebel, and throwing him into a situation with Bridget was so much fun. Hopefully all of you will enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it—there’s always a little magic in the air when I’m writing a Christmas book.

And all y’all get a double cowboy Christmas present because my good friend, Sara Richardson is including, Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas in my book. So happy reading to all y’all!!

I’ll give away a signed copy of Christmas with a Cowboy!!

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51 thoughts on “Christmas with a Cowboy & Giveaway”

  1. Sounds like a great story!Not sure what my DNA will say but I have German, Italian, English, Scottish, Russian, Swedish and American Indian as far as some of the ancestors I know about. I find learning about some of my ancestors to be interesting.

  2. I love your books sooooo much. I love the way you weave so much laughter into your stories. The phrases you use reminds me so much of things I’ve heard my whole life. Can’t wait to read this one.

    • I wrote a story called The Wedding Pearls, and I’ve made myself a promise that if that book is ever chosen for a movie, I’m buying a 1959 Cadillac convertible, just like the car in the book called Mollybedamned!!

  3. Your book sounds fabulous and I would love to read it. I think I need it just so I can start getting in the mood for Christmas.

    • Susan P, you should do the DNA test. It’s very interesting and often settles questions in your mind. Or raises them. I found out I have 22% Norweigan in my blood and I have no idea where that came from. The rest of me is Irish and English. I guess those wild Vikings met up with my ancestors and liked what they saw. HaHa! 🙂

    • Mr. B and I both did the DNA test. I’m mostly Irish. I was more than a little surprised since I’ve been told my whole life that I had quite a bit of American Indian in me!

  4. Sounds like a great read! I live in Indiana, but my husband is from Kansas and we met a country dance bar. One of my coworkers called him my “convertible cowboy” since I was bit enamored of his convertible when we were dating.

    • Carrie, how funny! I love “convertible cowboy!” Sometimes those cars lead straight to a man looking for love. 🙂 I think convertible cowboy would make a great title for a book.

    • I wrote a story called The Wedding Pearls, and I’ve made myself a promise that if that book is ever chosen for a movie, I’m buying a 1959 Cadillac convertible, just like the car in the book called Mollybedamned!!

  5. Good morning. How exciting to wake up and find all y’all at the party already. Loving your comments and hoping that you love reading Maverick and Bridget’s story as much as I did having them in my head all those weeks. I have to admit…shhh…don’t tell anyone that I hear voices…that they still pop in every so often to visit with me!

    • Hey lady, welcome back. We love having you and don’t mind those voices in your head one bit. That’s the only way to live. We hear them too. 🙂 Congrats on the new Christmas book. It should do very well.

  6. I can’t wait to read this book.. We just had a wedding in our family. The first of the grandkids to get married. Before she passed away, my mom made me promise that the girls would have a good luck horseshoe for their wedding bouquets. I was a hard thing to come by, but I eventually found one on Amazon of all places. So Nicole had hers. So it was her something new.

  7. Hey Miss Carolyn! Welcome back to our corner of the internet. It’s always such a pleasure to have you. Teresa Fordice is right–ALL your books are keepers and this Christmas one especially. I love how you wove in the Irish with the Texan. Ha! And instant conflict which is your specialty. 🙂

    Wishing you tons of sales with Christmas With a Cowboy!! Love you, lady.

  8. These sound soo good!!! My DNA would say German, Irish, Dutch, Native American, if family lore is correct!! We did come from an area that is now part of Germany, at least, one part of my Mom’s family did. So, who knows??

  9. Oh, how I love a good Christmas story. I read a bunch every year during the holidays, and I am adding this one to my list.

  10. Sounds like a lovely story.

    I have my Irish grandma’s wedding ring. I wear it with my own. (don’t tell my cousin she gave it to me)

  11. This book sounds like a very good read, and 2 Cowboy Christmas stories in one , that Doubles the read! I Love the Cover and what the book is about! Thank you so very much for the chance ladies! Have a Great weekend. God Bless you.

  12. This sounds like good reading. I’m always looking for new stories with a Christmas setting. Two for one is even better.

  13. Welcome. How cool about your DNA. I have been told what I am, I am waiting for the DNA results now. My husband had his. He grew up thinking he was part french. Nope, no french. LOL But some of his ancestors did live in french territory for a while.
    Oh my, cowboys and christmas together, what could be better. Thanks for the chance.

  14. I have always enjoyed Carolyn’s books. Christmas books are favorites and I have quite a few keepers I try to reread each Christmas. The Irish connection in this book is close to home. My father’s family came over during the Irish potato famine. They came into Canada and my grandfather’s parents moved across the border into Northern New York. We weren’t lucky enough to grow up as cowboys and cowgirls, but my husband was stationed in Colorado for three years. Many good memories of our Western tour (California was after that, but doesn’t really count). Our son was born there, so we left with our own little cowboy.
    I am looking forward to all the good Christmas books that are coming out this year and CHRISTMAS WITH A COWBOY is on my list.

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