Published by Trappers Peak Publishing on November 5, 2014
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Will six strangers find hope, love, and family at Christmas? A collection of three historical western short stories to inspire love and warm the heart.
“Christmas Mountain” - In search of family she barely knows and adventure she’s always wanted, Katherine Donahue is saved from freezing on a winter night in the mountains of Montana by August Hollister. Neither of them expected that what one woman had in mind was a new beginning for them both.
“Teton Christmas” - Heartache and a thirst for adventure lead McKensie Stewart and her sister to Wyoming after the death of their parents. With the help of a widowed aunt and a charming horse breeder, McKensie discovers that hope is a cherished promise, and there is no greater gift than love.
“Lily’s Christmas Wish” - Lily Malone has never had a real family or a real Christmas. This holiday season, she might get both. From an orphanage in New York City to the rugged mountains of Colorado, Lily sends out only one wish. But when the time comes, can she give it up so someone else’s wish can come true?
If you love inspirational romance and heartfelt holidays, then you’ll enjoy this trio of stories as we remember the true meaning of love any time of the year.
“Ms. McClintock has a true genius when writing beauty to touch the heart. This holiday treat is a gift any time one needs to remember the true meaning of love!” —InD’tale Magazine
“The cold nips at your face and delicious Christmas cake leaves you wanting more.” —M. Ann Roher, Author of Mattie
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This is a collection of three shorter stories, all taking place in the 1800’s in the Western US. There is a lot of snow, holiday food, and Christmas trees. They’re all delightful, kind of like short, western-set Hallmark movies. One story features a father and daughter who have lost their wife/mother and are having a hard Christmas without her; one story features two sisters that move from the East Coast to the West to start a new life after losing their parents in a tragic accident; one story features an orphan and her caretaker coming out west on an orphan train. All of the stories have really wonderful endings. The stories were perfect choices for me to read in the morning with my coffee and I think I want to seek out more work by this author.
Oh, and sidenote: there is a coffee cake recipe at the end that sounds delicious!!
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