Discover the true meaning of Christmas with this beautiful, poignant story about overcoming loss, the strength of family, and finding love again.
Author: Victoria James
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Discover the true meaning of Christmas with this beautiful, poignant story about overcoming loss, the strength of family, and finding love again... It’s been five long years since Julia Bailey lost everything. Returning to Shadow Creek is every bit as hard and painful as she expected, but she’s determined to finally face her fear, which also means spending Christmas with her former in-laws. For the first time in forever, Julia begins to feel the twinges of holiday spirit, especially as she spends more time with an old friend, the irresistible town sheriff, and his adorable daughter. Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan was secretly in love with his best friend's wife for years. But after her traumatic loss, he knew Julia needed to go, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she's home and he doesn't intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas...and forever. Each book in the Shadow Creek, Montana series is STANDALONE: * Christmas with the Sheriff * The Baby Bombshell * The Doctor's Redemption * Baby on the Bad Boy’s Doorstep * The Firefighter's Pretend Fiance * A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor
Holiday Baby Blessings Convinced that Allison Ashworth deserves better, Sheriff Shane Timmons has always tried to remain aloof around his childhood companion.
Author: Karen Kirst
Holiday Baby Blessings Convinced that Allison Ashworth deserves better, Sheriff Shane Timmons has always tried to remain aloof around his childhood companion. But with Allison in Gatlinburg for the holidays, insisting on caring for two motherless babies, Shane feels obliged to help her. How can he keep his distance when she and the children are quickly becoming the family he never dared to wish for? As a girl, Allison was drawn to the wary yet handsome Shane, who never seemed to look her way. But in spending time with him and two sweet babies, she might yet find a chink in the confirmed bachelor's armor. Every shared moment gives Allison hope that this Christmas, her dreams of motherhood—and a life with Shane—may finally be coming true.
The sheriff looked rather comfortable holding Bobby. She caught herself
wondering if he was married and how many children he had. Not that it mattered.
Rick surrendered the baby, placing Bobby in her arms. “Hang in there, sweetie,”
Author: Marie Ferrarella
The morning after Thanksgiving, Enrique "Rick" Santiago, the sheriff of Forever, Texas, opens his front door and discovers…a baby! Before he has a chance to say "who's the mommy" big-city lawyer Olivia Blayne arrives to claim the adorable infant. She's relieved to find her nephew safe, but is on a desperate search for her missing sister. Rick's only too happy to help, even if he and Olivia instantly clash. Olivia's high-powered life is about responsibility—not laughter, love and holiday joy. But something about joining forces with Rick leads her to realize that there are more things missing from her life than her sister. And passion has its place—even if it is only temporary. After all, her time away from her job in Dallas can't last forever. Or can it? After all, Christmas is a wonderful time for surprises!
A Holiday Mail Order Bride Romance! The Christmas Mail Order Bride is the first in the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series! Enjoy these sweet romances as you read about characters falling in love during some of your favorite holidays!
Publisher: Angel Creek Press
A Holiday Mail Order Bride Romance! The Christmas Mail Order Bride is the first in the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series! Enjoy these sweet romances as you read about characters falling in love during some of your favorite holidays! Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he'd been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas! Summer James was young, she was beautiful and, an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, eighteen and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail order bride. What she didn't count on was becoming Sheriff Clayton Riley's Christmas present!
“Merry Christmas, Frankie. Sorry we're snowed in.” “Merry Christmas, Sheriff. You'
re not God, so don't worry about it.” For a few minutes, the only sounds were the
soft clatter of utensils accompanied by the crackling fire. Then with a sigh of ...
Author: Roxanne Snopek
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Previously released as part of the Stranded with a Hero anthology. Now available individually! The power might be out...but the heat is on. Every year, free-spirited Frankie Sylva banishes her holiday loneliness with good deeds. This time, she's rescuing a truckload of neglected reindeer—until a blizzard sidetracks her scheme, and now she's stuck...literally. Local sheriff Red LeClair is shocked to find a very cute, half-frozen woman trespassing on Three River Ranch in a ditched rig, with a suspiciously empty trailer. Is she a horse thief? Is she on the run? Is she out of her mind? He has no choice but to take her back to the ranch and keep an eye on her. But when the power goes out, Red and Frankie are forced to depend on each other in a way that both have avoided for years. The sheriff's quiet holiday is suddenly festive: a crackling fire, candles, carols, and an irresistible stranger...who might be a felon.
It’s holiday season in Absaroka County and Sheriff Walt Longmire gets personal in this delightful collection of four short stories from New York Times–bestselling author Craig Johnson.
Author: Craig Johnson
It’s holiday season in Absaroka County and Sheriff Walt Longmire gets personal in this delightful collection of four short stories from New York Times–bestselling author Craig Johnson. Full of Longmire’s dry wit and good heart, Christmas in Absaroka County is a holiday must-have for every Longmire and Craig Johnson fan, and it also includes the first chapter of The Cold Dish, the first novel in the Longmire Mystery Series. Readers glimpse a softer side of Sheriff Walt Longmire as he grapples with the death of his wife, Martha, and his sometimes turbulent but ever-loving relationship with his daughter, Cady. In these four stories—“Ministerial Aid,” “Slick-Tongued Devil,” “Toys for Tots,” and “Unbalanced” (three of which have been sent to Johnson’s fans over the years in the author’s “Post-it” e-mails)—Walt is alternately at his best and his worst. He helps a somewhat delusional elderly victim of domestic abuse while sporting a bathrobe and a mean hangover on New Year’s Day. He’s sidelined by grief when his wife’s obituary reappears in the paper and there’s an unexpected knock on his door two days before Christmas. He strives to help even those who don’t want it when he picks up a young female hitchhiker, and he’s forced into some last-minute Christmas shopping by the Greatest Legal Mind of Our Time, during which he might just end up saving a young Navy chaplain’s Christmas.
“He killed the deputy sheriff from Bent County.” “He killed a deputy sheriff? That's
pretty serious.” “I guess it would be if it was the way it sounds. But he claimed that
the deputy and Sheriff Ferrell were trying to rob him. Of course, the sheriff said ...
Author: William W. Johnstone
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY The families Jensen and MacCallister reunite in a gripping tale of tragedy, survival, love, betrayal, and maybe even a miracle . . . Three days before Christmas, Matt Jensen is traveling the Denver and Pacific railway when an avalanche slams down onto the train, trapping it in desolate Trout Creek Pass. But it wasn’t an act of nature that caused the accident; it was a gang of outlaws attempting to rescue their leader, who is being taken to Red Cliff to be hanged. As Smoke Jensen and Duff MacCallister frantically try to make their way to the scene, Matt struggles to save the survivors, among them a beautiful young woman with a dark past, a merchant seaman turned rancher, and a senator with his very ill young daughter. Starving under a bitter, driving snow in the brutal, unforgiving Rocky Mountains, and surrounded by armed and desperate outlaws, Matt still dreams of making it home for Christmas. But unless fate lends a hand, nobody will.
“It's only Sheriff Calhoun,” he said while opening the door. “Merry Christmas,
Sheriff. Come in for a cup of coffee? We missed you tonight.” “Merry Christmas,
Bob and Mrs.,” Sheriff Chris Calhoun said. He scraped the snow off of his boots
on the ...
Author: Dawn & Jackie Hampton
After many years, Lori Templeton thought she had reached the point where she could talk about that Christmas Eve. But then, in walked someone who had caused her so much pain. Now she would have to run again, but Sheriff Calhoun let her know that her running days were over.
One man—he did not provide his name but identified himself as a former sheriff
of the county—wrote an especially pointed rejoinder. This sheriff embroidered a
lengthy account of his usual sequence of visits, visits to homes where he had ...
Author: Stephen Nissenbaum
Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history, Stephen Nissenbaum rediscovers Christmas's carnival origins and shows how it was transformed, during the nineteenth century, into a festival of domesticity and consumerism. Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, Nissenbaum charts the invention of our current Yuletide traditions, from St. Nicholas to the Christmas tree and, perhaps most radically, the practice of giving gifts to children. Bursting with detail, filled with subversive readings of such seasonal classics as "A Visit from St. Nicholas” and A Christmas Carol, The Battle for Christmas captures the glorious strangeness of the past even as it helps us better understand our present.
The man was the sheriff, Tom Miller. He was proslavery, Eliza knew, so surely he
was not there to protect Clara. “Maybe not,” the sheriff replied, “but I sure am
against threatening women and children. That's my job. I seen how you tore up
Author: Sandra Dallas
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In Sandra Dallas' novel A Quilt for Christmas, it is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter in the army. When the unthinkable happens, she takes in a woman and child who have been left alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie amongst the women of her quilting group. And when she is asked to help hide an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right, and who can she can count on to help her.
In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits her most loved characters who know there is more to this world than the eye can see, especially at Christmastime.
Author: Sharyn McCrumb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls. On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As they attempt to do their duty, while doing the right thing for a neighbor, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home. In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits her most loved characters who know there is more to this world than the eye can see, especially at Christmastime.
Sheriff Gleason shook his head. “Even so, I can't just let you out on your own until
we get this matter straightened out.” Eve laid a hand on Leo's shoulder. “I'll take
responsibility for him.” The lawman gave her a look that was both sympathetic ...
Author: Winnie Griggs
An Unexpected Gift Eve Pickering knows what it's like to be judged for your past. So she's not about to leave the orphaned boy she's befriended alone in this unfamiliar Texas town. Since Chance Dawson's offer of shelter is the only way to look after Leo, Eve is determined they'll have a warm, welcoming home for the holidays. Chance came from the big city to make it on his own despite a painful secret. But Eve's strength is giving him a confidence he never expected—and a new direction for his dream. With a little Christmas blessing, he'll dare to win her heart—and make their family one for a lifetime.
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Author: Marie Ferrarella
"I never make promises I can't keep." A little girl is missing, and Detective Kaitlyn Two Feathers has promised the child will be back in her mother's arms by Christmas. Her own troubled childhood still shadowing her, Kaitlyn is determined not to fail. When the kidnapper's trail takes her to Aurora, she must work with the local cops. Specifically, the frustratingly appealing Detective Thomas Cavelli. Cavelli's own life is in chaos, the revelation of an unexpected family connection upending his world. But he puts it all aside to help Kaitlyn, the urgency of their investigation matched by the electricity that crackles between them. Together, they might have a chance to defeat their respective demons…and give in to the redeeming power of love.
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Author: Marie Ferrarella
After sharing a dance and a kiss, single Texas cowboy Ramon Rodriguez finally realizes that his best friend, Holly Johnson, has been in love with him since they were young and finds he has some catching up to do to make up for lost time.
It's all happening in the northeast corner of the state. That's where he committed
his crimes.” “I thought he was in for robbery,” Rusty responded, not sure what
point the sheriff was trying to make. “Rustling is robbery,” the sheriff insisted. “And
Author: Janet Tronstad
A Holiday Hero Renee Gray doesn't believe in fairy tales— not even at Christmastime. But when a wounded stranger collapses on their porch, her daughter, Tessie, believes they've discovered a handsome Prince Charming. Though he has his own reasons for shutting out the world, Rusty Calhoun can't resist little Tessie's invitation to play a king in the church Christmas pageant. Renee and Rusty have both built up walls as tall as castles, but as their trust and love grow, they wonder whether real life can include a little storybook magic. Return to Dry Creek: A small Montana town with a heart as big as heaven
Just get Sheriff Travis on the phone,” asked Dr. Tate. “Lafouchfeye County
Sheriffs office, Deputy Paulie speaking. Good evening, Ms Allison. No, he's not
here. Yes ma'am, I'll hold. Hello there, Dr. Tate. No, no it's not late at all. He's not
here sir ...
Author: Terry Miles
In Moriah County, Mississippi on Christmas Eve 2001, the Moriah County Patrol Boat operated by Deputy Cecil Watson and a crew of three believe they have cornered the suspected smugglers dubbed "The Christmas Jewels." Their burglary consisted of transferring from Russia five million dollars, which supposedly has been traced to Serene Cove, located in Moriah County. After the Patrol Boat explodes and the thieves escape, another unfortunate accident happens. Five years later, Bea Winslow, a Private Investigator who lives in the neighboring county of Lafouchfeye, receives an important phone call from Mack Dupree, one of the suspected smugglers. After driving over to Moriah County with her Aunt, amateur sleuth Mrs. Julia McKenna, (whom she fondly calls aunt Jewels), and Sheriff Jim Travis of Lafouchfeye County, they find Mack Dupree murdered. When bodies begin piling up and Aunt Jewels is hijacked . well, murder doesn't take a holiday and mystery, suspense, and intrigue keeps your mind guessing and your fingers early turning the pages during this dazzling Christmas season!
“Sheriff.” Dante shook the man's hand. “I'm glad to be home.” “I just stopped by to
see that your mother made it home all right.” The sheriff plunked his hat on his
head. “Well, I better get back to work.” Dante stepped aside, allowing the sheriff to
Author: Elle James
A holiday rescue at Thunder Horse ranch En route to investigate an illegal crossing, Border Patrol agent Dante Thunder Horse's helicopter goes down in a fiery blaze. He makes it out of the wreckage—just barely—and tackles his assailant to the ground. Paleontologist Emma Jennings is no killer—but she's now in the crosshairs of one. Sworn to protect the woman who saved him, Dante needs to find out who shot him down and why. When Emma accompanies Dante back to his Badlands ranch, where a vengeful enemy threatens his family and their proud heritage, she's in even more danger…of falling for the brave Lakota pilot. But can there be a future with a man haunted by the past?
soon as Adam walked into the office of Christmas's sheriff, Jill Flaherty-Anderson,
he knew he'd been set up. Which was why, before he'd even sat in the chair
across from her, he said, “The answer is no.” Jill pretended to be surprised, but
Author: Debbie Mason
Publisher: Hachette UK
Fans of RaeAnne Thayne and Debbie Macomber will love this USA Today bestselling author's latest holiday romance about enemies-to-lovers who fall for each other in a small Massachusetts coastal town. Three Christmas wishes. Two total opposites. One magical holiday. It's Evangeline Christmas's favorite time of the year, but instead of wrapping presents and decking the halls, she's worrying about saving her year-round holiday shop from powerful real estate developer Caine Elliot. Although the town has rallied around Evie, her attempts to stop Caine have been in vain. Now she's risking everything on an unusual proposition she hopes the wickedly handsome CEO can't refuse... How hard can it be to fulfill three wishes from the Angel Tree in Evie's shop? Caine's certain he'll win and the property will be his by Christmas Eve. Yet bringing joy to others also brings back the biggest disappointments in Caine's own holidays past and challenges him to forgive and forget in order to enjoy the present festivities. But just as he dares to dream that Evie could be his Christmas future, a secret from Caine's childhood threatens their merrily-ever-after. Includes the bonus story, "One Night in Christmas!"
He glanced at the sheriff. “Sheriff, I have more than my own suspicions to go on
about Mitch Lane.” Ansley listened along with the sheriff as Seth relayed the
details of meeting Mitch on the road between Martin's Christmas on the Prairie
Author: Frances Devine
ANSLEY POTTER JUST FOUND OUT SHE'S AN AUNT …of three endearing orphaned children. Only Seth Dobson isn't planning to relinquish custody of his nephew and nieces. But Ansley didn't come all the way to Prairie Chicken, Kansas, to give up without a fight. She's determined to be part of the children's lives, even with the handsome farmer opposing her at every turn. As the children's paternal uncle, Seth is happy to do his Christian duty. Just when he and the kids are finally becoming a family, here's this Boston beauty who isn't afraid to stand up to him…or to danger. Can two strangers who are constantly surprising each other create something special and lasting—together?
So every time Mr. Cable would look out his window at night and see a house with
their Christmas lights on he would call the sheriff and complain, saying that the
bright lights will keeping him up at night. So the sheriff, not wanting to cause ...
Author: Diane Whalen
Publisher: Author House
In the town of Bugleton, there are no Christmas decorations in the streets, no houses decorated for the holidays. All outward displays are banned but then one day two people come into the town to open a christmas store. And as hard as the mayor and the town council try to stop them, the owners of the christmas store manage with a little magic to out witt them and bring christmas back to the town.