Cowboys, Christmas, and a Giveaway!


Who doesn’t love a cowboy? Mix them with Christmas and you have some of the best books of the year! Not to mention events. Sadly with everything going on in the world, many events have been canceled. Such as the Cowboy Christmas retail event held in the Las Vegas Convention Center every year during the two-week National Finals Rodeo events. Sigh, I’ve always wanted to go. Maybe next year.

In the meantime, I’ll read some of the wonderful Christmas stories available and get lost in some stories. In fact, some folks love these stories so much they read them all year long! And why not? They’re fun, romantic, and full of cowboys!

What is the allure of the cowboy? I have a book releasing next week, A Cowboy for Christmas. There are times in the story where the heroine, Amy Jo, can’t take her eyes off the hero, Clay. When she asks herself why it’s because he’s a cowboy. You see she grew up with the same romanticized version of the cowboy that a lot of us did. We forget how hard it was and still is to be a cowboy. We may have modern conveniences like pick up trucks and modern machinery to make ranch life easier, but the fact remains, it can still be back-breaking work at times.

My sister knows a rancher in central Oregon. One of these days I’d like to spend time with this gentleman on his ranch and get a good idea of what “a day in the life of a modern cowboy” is like. That and I’ve always wanted to see his ranch. He does a mix of cattle and horses and at times comes to this side of the mountain to hold horse clinics that my sister attends. We also have bought beef from him. I call him Cowboy Ron.

So while I look forward to visiting Cowboy Ron’s ranch in the spring, I’ll continue to read one of my favorite combinations, cowboys, and Christmas. Because between snippets of reading amidst all the writing I do, it will take me until spring to get through my “to be read pile” I have!

For a free e-copy of my new book, A Cowboy for Christmas, what are some of your favorite books featuring Cowboys and Christmas? I’m sure there are a lot I haven’t got my hands on! I’ll pick a random winner from the comments below.


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Kit Morgan is the author of over 100 books of historical and contemporary western romance! Her stories are fun, sweet stories full of love, laughter, and just a little bit of mayhem! Kit creates her stories in her little log cabin in the woods in the Pacific Northwest. An avid reader and knitter, when not writing, she can be found with either a book or a pair of knitting needles in her hands! Oh, and the occasional smidge of chocolate!

41 thoughts on “Cowboys, Christmas, and a Giveaway!”

  1. The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas by Jodi Thomas, Christmas Kisses With My Cowboy by Diana Palmer, Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates.

    • You’ve come to the right place, Stevie! I think most of us here at Petticoats and Pistols have written Christmas books involving cowboys! Plus we’ll all be getting suggestions for books about cowboys and Christmas in the comments for this post so be sure to check back and take notes on all the books! There might be some you want to check into!

  2. Jessie Gussmann has several out. I’m getting ready to read THE COWBOY’S MISTLETOE now. Liz Isaacson also has at least two series involving cowboys and Christmas, and I usually enjoy her books. And then, of course, there’s Shanna Hatfields’s THE CHRISTMAS COWBOY. Lot’s of good stuff to read. : ).

  3. They are still having Cowboy Christmas, it’s moved to Texas just as the NFR has done this year. Woohoo!!
    Shanna Hatfield’s Roping Christmas is a perfect book for mixing cowboys and Christmas. Also Kari Lynn Dell’s ( May she Rest In Peace) Mistletoe In Texas is another amazing book featuring cowboys and Christmas. Both Shanna and Kari understand rodeo and write the best rodeo books. I’m from a rodeo family and I highly admire these 2 ladies for getting it right, when they write rodeo books.

  4. If you haven’t read Mistletoe in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell and the whole series for that matter put it on your must read list! I still can’t believe she’s no longer with us.

    Christmas in a Cowboys Arms by Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday and several other great Authors! These books amaze mr how all the authors pull together and Anthology and there stories have the settings, people and facts of the area correct.

    Another Anthology, A Texas Christmas by Jodi Thomas, DeWanna Pace, Linda Broday and Phyllis Miranda.

    One more and then I’ll leave you alone. Lol Another Anthology, Longing for a Cowboy Christmas, also by Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday, and several other great Authors!

    I’d love the opportunity to read your new book! Being Texan I can’t get enough cowboys and throw in Christmad and it’s a win, win! I’m worried that Covid is going to ruin Christmas this year just like it has ruined my Thanksgiving. I have MS and with the Rising numbers in Covid my girls and I aren’t going to my families Thanksgiving. I’m afraid numbers are going to get even worse after Thanksgiving and family gatherings.

    • Yes, the holidays are going to be tough this year. Thank Heaven for good books! I’m going to have to check out Kari’s books as several of you have mentioned her. I’ve never read her books before.

  5. I just finished Simple Gifts by Anna DeForest and enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a historical western romance.

  6. I, too, like the anthologies Christmas in a Cowboy’s Arms and A Texas Christmas. Great reading. One of my all time favorites is an older book from Anne McAllister’s Cowboy Code. series called A Cowboy’s Gift. It always makes me laugh.

  7. I have lots of books with cowboys and a Christmas theme. I have several of Shanna Hatfield’s. You would think with a bookshelf full of Christmas books I could think of more. This year seemed to have a bumper crop of what sound like really good Christmas stories that I look forward to reading. One book I got several years ago I try to et back to read every year. CHRISTMAS MOON by Elizabeth Lane combines a contemporary story, time travel, and cowboys. It came out in 2014 but is still available.
    I I liked the blurb for A Cowboy for Christmas. It sounds like a sweet, enjoyable Christmas read.
    I hope you and yours have a nice Thanksgiving (are the fires out? Nothing is being said lately) and a wonderful Christmas. Stay safe and healthy.

    • Thanks for asking, Patricia. Forest service guys tell us the fires don’t truly go out until the first snowfall, which I found interesting. And a little scary! I’ll have to check out Elizabeth Lane’s book. Christmas Moon sounds right up my alley!

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