Cowboys & Mistletoe – Day 4

Are you ready for the conclusion to our story? Here it comes!

If you missed Monday’s post with the instructions about how to enter the giveaways, you can read it here. Then catch up on the story by reading Tuesday’s post and Wednesday’s post as well.

Here’s a quick refresher about how to play:

  1. Go to the Look Inside feature for each author.
  2. Find the required noun, verb, or adjective.
  3. Note your chosen words in a comment for a chance to win gift cards.

Now, our story continues . . .

Now that the tree lay at his feet, what to do with it? He turned his gaze to sweet Susannah and his heart did a little flip. She was peaches and cream. He had to get this tree into town just for her. He recalled the small ______(noun) in his pocket, but that had to wait until the job was complete.

Nick rolled up his sleeves. “I think I can get this into town without any help at all.” He lifted the splintered trunk and threw it over his shoulder.

To find a noun to fill in the blank, click here to look inside Kari’s Charlotte: Angel Creek Christmas Brides.


Nick was relieved, now that he was carrying this little tree, that he hadn’t picked out the biggest, most beautiful one in the forest. As he walked beside Susannah, he had a bright idea. 

“Can I take your arm?” He’d done enough staggering around, Susannah seemed to enjoy saving the day. This might appeal to her.

She turned to him and her smile was warm as she tucked her hand through his elbow. 

“If you carry that tree, the least I can do is ______(verb).

To find a verb to fill in the blank, click here to look inside Mary’s Love on the Range.


Later that night, through Widow Ellison’s front window, lights flickered on the branches of that leaning, spindly fir tree. While he stared, the ____ (adjective) star on top tipped precariously.

“It’s so beautiful, isn’t it?” Susannah breathed.

He had to admit, surprisingly, it was.

Standing at her side, with nothing attacking, no broken axes flying, no stones tripping him, the peace was profound. Snowflakes drifted and danced. The church bell rang, as it did each day of Advent.

“Thank you for helping me today, Nick. Without you, Widow Ellison would never have gotten her tree for Christmas.” She rose up on tiptoe and kissed his cheek. “You’re a saint, you know that?”

It was the finest moment of his life.

To find an adjective to fill in the blank, click here to look inside Pam’s One Magic Eve.

Enter your noun, verb, and adjective in the comments to be entered in the drawings!

  1. Your Noun
  2. Your Verb
  3. Your Adjective

Let’s see how many silly and different words we can come up with for each segment!

Come back on Sunday to read the completed story with the blanks filled in and have a guaranteed chuckle with Nick and Susannah! Winners will be announced and gift cards awarded. You won’t want to miss it!

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