Last Chance Cowboys

Library Journal Review
for Christmas in a Cowboy's Arms:

The Old West takes on a holiday glow as six of the genre’s favorite historical authors join forces in this delightful anthology of short stories and novellas (some linked to the authors’ other series) overflowing with cowboys, family, and a welcome sparkle of festive warmth. A man on the run finds love—and more—in “Father Christmas,” Greenwood’s clever spin on the Christmas story; in Rosanne Bittner’s realistic, child-centric “A Chick-a-Dee Christmas,” a notorious fast gun–gone–straight keeps his family safe and a young hothead from going astray; a disillusioned drifter finds belonging when a young woman drags him in from the snow in Linda Broday’s poignant heart-warmer “The Christmas Stranger”; a Texas Ranger and a widow who vows never to marry another Ranger find each other in Margaret Brownley’s touching “A Texas Ranger for Christmas”; Anna Schmidt’s insightful novella “A Christmas Baby” sees a young couple fight family and prejudice; and a pair separated by treachery years earlier sort out the past in “A Christmas Reunion,” a spirited entry by Amy Sandas. VERDICT Rich with Old West flavor, this gathering of Christmas tales has something for everyone and is just the thing to curl up with on a cold winter’s night. Greenwood, Bittner, Broday, Brownley, Schmidt, and Sandas live in Charlotte, NC; Michigan; the Texas panhandle; Southern California; Wisconsin; and the Milwaukee area, respectively.

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Jess Porterfield fled to the big city after his father's sudden death, leaving behind his family ranch-and his childhood sweetheart. Now Jess has returned as the local lawman, determined to prove his worth...and win back the one woman he could never live without.

Young frontier doctor Addie Wilcox was devastated when Jess left her behind. Now he's back and it's difficult to remember why she should keep her distance. But with the town's richest man set to see her hang for a crime she didn't commit, Addie must put her faith in the lawman who broke her heart-and trust that together they'll find their second chance at love.

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When Greta Goodloe's longtime sweetheart ends their engagement, she decides to take comfort in matchmaking her quiet schoolmarm sister with handsome newcomer Luke Starns. Yet the more she tries to throw them together, the more Luke fascinates her. And Luke can't help but be charmed by Greta's warm smile. Does he dare to stray from the sensible choice and take a chance on happiness?

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Stay toasty this holiday season with heart-warming tales of the Wild West! This Western Christmas anthology features bestselling authors including: Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday, Anna Schmidt, Margaret Brownley, and Amy Sandas. Each story features rugged cowboys, the women who've lassoed their hearts...and the Christmas miracles that bring them together.

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Follow the heart journeys of individuals with unwavering faith set against the drama of World War II. As fighting erupts, Beth Bridgewater, a Quaker pacifist, and Josef Buch, a passionate German Patriot, join together in nonviolent resistance of the Nazis—and in love. Quaker widow Anja Steinberg dedicates her life to leading displaced Allied airmen to safety until romance with American airman Peter Trent places her own life in danger. Journalist Suzanne Randolph follows a story of war refugees to Oswego, New York, where she meets Theo Bridgewater, a Quaker dairy farmer seeking to reunite with displaced family.

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