6 Texas couples find love at Christmastime.
A twist to old fashioned matchmaking, as the matchmakers in these stories are the men.
The first two stories take place Cut Corners a town founded by retired Texas Rangers, now known as the Meddling Men. When Franks suggests that Texas Ranger Josef Muller court his oldest daughter as a cover while searching for Pale Indian, the daughter in question is less than pleased. Bess still remembers their schooldays together and how he teased her with his merciless rhyme. A sweet story, with great interaction and wonderful characters.
All the heroines are women of strong faith and in Here Cooks the Bride, Lacey leaves a teaching post back east to come and help her Great Aunt Millie after she breaks her arm, and she surprises everyone with how well she cooks. In To Hear the Angels Sing Bridget comes to Texas to teach at the Indian Orphanage, and is determined to stay and help, even after learning of the deaths of her friends.
I loved Vivian in A Christmas Chronicle, she's not your typical heroine. She's tall and gangly, wearing men's boots, and incredibly accident prone, she's never had a sweetheart. The only reason Travis asks her to the dance is because his Uncle (one of the meddling men) forces him to ask her. She and Travis become friends, and Vivian is fascinated by his work as a traveling photographer as he chronicles the west.
Harold's father sends him from Boston to Horsefly, Texas, in Charlsey's Accountant . He learns alot about living in the west and even finds love in this sweet western adventure.
I really liked Joey in The Face of Mary, he's been away for a while becoming a lawyer, but when he sees a friend in need he comes to their aid. But when the prettiest girl in town starts taking notice of him, he has a choice to make between possible love and helping a friend. A great story about helping others and making the right choice.
Overall, a great historical collection that is entertaining, and at times humorous, with many fantastic characters.
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