A few years before Christmas many years ago, both Sandy
and Doug are each led to the same cabin. Both are nearly frozen and Sandy is
accompanied by her five-year-old son Noah. His father left them the previous
year right after Thanksgiving. They had to give up their house and were forced
to move into an apartment over her sister’s garage. Sandy is determined to make
this Christmas memorable for her son. But they become lost while out looking
for the perfect Christmas tree. A mysterious man points them to the cabin.
Snowed in together, Sandy, Doug and Nate discover a Christmas they will never
This delightful holiday story, written by gifted author
Emma Cane, is sure to touch your heart. I was intrigued by the mystery man, who
appears before both Sandy and her husband and leads them individually to the same
cabin. Afterwards, neither one ever sees him again. Sandy and Doug quickly turn
the magic of that Christmas into a family tradition that never fails to bring
tears to the faces of their family each time she recites it.
CAN’T WAIT by Jennifer Ryan
Summer Turner would like to get up close and personal
with her brother Jack’s best friend, Caleb, but he seems to just see through
her. Still, at times, she seems to catch a glimpse of interest in the recently
discharged soldier’s eyes. Neither of the two men will speak about their
experiences in Iraq. They are so rigid and she does everything she can think of
to make them relax and rejoin the world of the living.
Over the past few months Caleb’s friendship with Summer
changes into a fun flirtation and he would like to take it further. She brings
light into his dark world, but he cannot break that best-bro code. You do not
date your best friend’s sister. Not only is Jack his boss, he also saved his
life. Will Caleb give Summer her greatest wish for Christmas? Can Summer
convince Caleb they belong together?
This wonderful story, penned by New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan, will touch your heart. The love between
Caleb and Summer is tangible, nearly leaping off the page as he struggles to
avoid her while she will do whatever it takes to gain his notice and a future
together. This is a delectable tale you won’t want to miss!
BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE by Katie Lane
At thirty-one, Alana Hale has gone through a long line
of losers. Making a list of the qualities she desires in a man Alana turns to
the internet. Within a matter of days PerfectMatch.com pairs her up with Clint
McCormick, who is considered to be her ideal mate. When he asks her to spend
the holidays at his family’s ranch, she, at first, turns him down. But, listening
to her best friend, Alana makes a spontaneous trip to New Mexico to meet him,
only to wind up stranded in the middle of a snowstorm in a ditch.
Alana is nearly frozen and desperate to find help when
a hunky rodeo cowboy, a known womanizer, comes to her rescue. Snowed in and
forced to spend the night at his cabin, will she succumb to his charms or hold
out for her ideal man?
author Katie Lane’s latest novella is hilarious and it has a cunning twist that
I absolutely loved. I could even imagine Alana trudging through the snow,
leading a half frozen calf she nicknamed Bambi. This is one story I hated to
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A COWBOY is a contemporary,
holiday anthology that I found absolutely charming. There was not a
disappointing story in the book. These delicious tales
sure to uplift spirits, touch hearts, lighten moods and bring the spirit of
Christmas to life. As I read, I was
introduced to authors I have never read before and I look forward to reading
more of their work.
Christmas magic, hot cowboys, snowstorms, proposals,
traditions, family dynamics, passion, humor, romance and true love combine to
give readers stories they will cherish. These uplifting short stories are a joy
to read during the holidays and all year long. Take my advice and pick up a
copy of your own!