Last Chance Christmas
Now a new believer, Grace wants to turn her life around. She arrives in Last Chance, CA, to help her childhood friend Eileen, but instead finds that her friend has died, leaving behind her pastor husband and 4 children.
Colton is in a bind, and he accepts Grace's unexpected help. Grace quickly befriends the children, and even though she can't cook, she even wins over Aunt Millie.
I loved the way that this story all came together, with humor, surprises, great characters, and dialog. I really liked Colton's sense of honor and how he stand up for her when her past comes calling.
A Cowboy for Christmas
June is willing to do anything to care for and provide for her two daughters, after losing their home in a fire. She is not alone, and she and her friends look for work and care for each other's children, rejoicing in each other's small victories.
Hugh Stackman learns about the families the displaced by the fires, and he wants to help them opening his home to them. Having the women staying with them helps Hugh's sister, Lily, come out of her shell.
June is a woman of strong faith, who stands firm despite the adversity in her life. June admires Hugh for his generosity but knows that he doesn't share her faith. This is a great story with threads that are like a re-telling of Ruth and Boaz.
Roy Hollister rushes to the rescue of Nettie and her son Jeremiah, saving them from a longhorn named Cyclone.
Nettie lives on her family's ranch, and since the death of her husband and father, has been struggling to keep everything running smoothly. So she offers Roy a job.
I liked how Nettie welcomes Roy into their Christmas and how Roy tells Jeremiah a part of the Christmas story every night. One of my favorite stories in the collection, and I loved the humor, dialog, and characters.
Connie's Christmas Prayer
Isaac Porterfield knows what he wants in life, he bought a ranch in Arizona and is ready to settle down. Isaac becomes a regular at Connie's mother's restaurant, often eating with them and helping them clean up. He wins over her mother, but Connie still wants to return to St. Louis.
I like how Connie grows and matures over the course of the book, and comes to see more possibilities for her life than going back home.
Isaac is a patient man of faith, who takes action and goes after what he wants.
A wonderful collection of novellas, enjoyable till the last. Great stories about brae women, and the cowboys that capture their hearts.
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