Roping Christmas

Picture yourself as the owner of a small business (you and one employee). You’re struggling to compete with bigger, more established businesses. Then, you suddenly find a goose laying golden eggs (okay, so it’s not a goose but a billionaire who is interested in hiring you – but close enough to a goose with golden eggs!). All you have to do is prove yourself and your business savvy to that ol’ goose.

Unbeknownst to you, part of earning his business is going to involve a quest to learn things you never dreamed you’d known how to do. 

That’s the basis for my new sweet holiday romance, Roping Christmas. And it releases tomorrow! 

There is still time to pre-order it today (just $3.99!). When you do, you can enter your purchase info into this form, and you’ll get a free Bonus Bundle that includes a short story that leads into the book, a recipe, rodeo photographs, and a set of printable, unique, western gift tags! 


A focused cowboy, a distracted executive, and a hilarious quest make for an unforgettable holiday . . .

Wyatt Nash is a professional tie-down roper, a good ranch hand, and not too shabby when it comes to attracting women. But according to his five-year-old niece, he needs to work on both his roping skills and his dating game. His sister thinks he needs to settle down. And don’t get him started on the advice he gets from well-meaning friends. When his rodeo sponsor, billionaire Jon Sinclair, asks for his assistance in tutoring a clueless city girl about Sinclair Industries, Wyatt doesn’t feel like he can say no. Then he discovers he’ll be teaching none other than the one woman on the planet who wants nothing to do with him.

Ashley Jarrett would do almost anything to turn her small publicity firm into a huge success. When Jon Sinclair expresses interest in working with her, she readily agrees to his crazy idea to have her learn about his company through hands-on projects. Not only is she forced far outside her comfort zone, but the man documenting every bumbling misstep she takes is an infuriating cowboy she’s determined to ignore.

Packed with small-town charm and the wonder of falling in love, Roping Christmas is a sweet holiday romance sure to bring laughter and infuse hearts Christmas cheer.

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Also, I want to invite you to an upcoming celebration! 

You’re invited to join in a celebration to officially kick of the Read a Book, Help a Cowboy campaign. The fun gets underway November 12 at 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Facebook in the Wholesome Hearts Events group with guest authors, giveaways, and more!


For a chance to win, fill out this form. The prize includes a beautiful Coldwater Creek fleece throw, an autographed copy of Roping Christmas, a box of delicious holiday tea, Godiva chocolates, a tube of body cream from Bath & Body Works, a boot Christmas ornament, and a swag bag to carry all the goodies.

The giveaway runs through October 30, 2020. The winner will be notified by November 15, 2020, and will be given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics. The giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

Just for fun, I’d love to know what you’d do if you were in Ashley’s shoes? Would you prove yourself to the billionaire, or would you look for a less demanding goose? 


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After spending her formative years on a farm in Eastern Oregon, hopeless romantic Shanna Hatfield turns her rural experiences into sweet historical and contemporary romances filled with sarcasm, humor, and hunky western heroes.
When this USA Today bestselling author isn’t writing or covertly hiding decadent chocolate from the other occupants of her home, Shanna hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller.

42 thoughts on “Roping Christmas”

  1. Pre-ordered. In my much younger years, I would have been able to keep up and prove my abilities to any boss man. And I did, then. Now I am old and read about others.

  2. I was so honored to receive an arc of this book! I have never laughed so hard in all of my life, it was truly a superbly written romance. This book hits so close to home with it being about a tie-down Calf Roper, which is the rodeo event closest to my heart.
    I highly highly recommend this book I think that it is the best Christmas book and rodeo book I have ever read.
    Shanna, I know everyone is going to eat this book up! Love you.

    • Oh, Tonya! That is the best compliment ever! <3 You just made my day! Thank you so, so much! And I so appreciate you reading an early copy. It means the world to me to get your stamp of approval! <3

  3. I am so anxious for Roping Christmas and I would definitely have to prove myself ..Ashley and Nash’s story sounds hilarious, I know I’m going to love e all the sparks flying !!!

  4. I would have to prove myself. I love a good challenge to prove that I can do it. I myself have not always been taught certain things in life and I had to go out there and just take the bull by the horns and hang on for the ride.

  5. I would try to prove myself to the billionaire. I love to stretch myself in what I am doing. I would see this as another way to learn and expand who I am. Of course this handsome cowboy would have to understand that I am also going to be looking at him too. LOL quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  6. I think I would try to prove myself and wait and see what happens. I know I would have in my younger days but not so much anymore. I loved a good challenge back then.

  7. I tend to be pretty stubborn. I’d prove myself to anyone if that’s what it took. Great blog, Shanna!

  8. I would definitely want to prove myself! I love a challenge…to quote a line from Steel Magnolias…”That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” I was privileged to receive an ARC of this book , and must admit it was absolutely wonderful. Though I love Wrestlin’ Christmas, I am in love with this book. Not only did I learn about tie-down roping, but I am in awe of all those industries which support rodeos and the cowboy way of life. Five stars for an outstanding romance.

  9. I would do the Best to my ability to Prove myself. I am the kind of person that will work hard and do the best I can in everything I do. Your book sounds like a Great read and the book cover is Beautiful! I also Love your book trailer. Have a Great week and stay safe. God bless you and your family.

  10. Shanna, ROPING CHRISTMAS sounds like a delightful read. 5 year olds can be persuasive and persistent. I am looking forward to the Cowboy & Christmas Celebration again this year. I wish I had someone else to order a cookbook for . My daughter and I have certainly enjoyed ours.
    As for your question, If I were young again and just starting a business, I would probably grab the opportunity and work hard to be successful. It would certainly establish my business and hopefully make it a continuing success.
    Enjoy the Fall. Stay safe and healthy.

    • Hi Patricia,
      Oh, thank you so much. I’m thrilled you both are enjoying the cookbook. And I’m so glad you’ll attend the party again this year.
      You are right – those little ones can be persuasive and persistent!
      Thanks you and wishing you beautiful autumn days ahead!

  11. I am stubborn and bull headed. I would prove myself no matter what he through out at me. I do not like admitting I cannot do something.

  12. I would probably meet him head on to prove that just because I was a girl it didn’t mean that I couldn’t do a great job for him! I am looking forward to reading this book!!
    I have got to catch up on a few books! Will get them ordered soon!! Take care! Hugs!!?

  13. Since I am pretty stubborn I would have to prove myself that I could do it! Love the cover of your book Can’t Wait to read Roping Christmas!

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