Friday, December 11, 2009

Wild West Christmas

Authors: Kathleen Y’Barbo, Lena Nelson Dooley, Darlene Franklin, & Vickie McDonough
Publisher: Barbour Books
September 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60260-566-4
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Christmas courtships corral four sisters in Texas

Charlsey’s Accountant by Lena Nelson Dooley—Charlsey Ames believes that she is the son that her father will never have. So, she works the ranch with the ranch hands. Horace Miller III is an accountant from back East, who is intrigued by Charlsey, at least until he learns she dresses like a man, and acts like one, on the range. What will it take for Horace & Charlsey to stop judging each other and find love?

Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter by Darlene Franklin—Lucy Ames dreams seem to come true when her sharpshooting skills get the attention of Major Paulson’s Wild West Show. Gordon Paulson is traveling with his family one last time before taking a teaching position at a Christian college. When Lucy and Gordon start falling in love, they realize they have different callings. What will it take for them to find a common ground?

A Breed Apart by Vickie McDonough—Sarah Ames is magnificent at training horses. Unfortunately, Sarah believes that is her only talent. Sarah is crush when her father hires a half-breed to take over her job. But then prized longhorn cattle go missing. Could Carson Romero be a cattle thief posing at a horse trainer? Has Carson stolen her heart as well?

Plain Trouble by Kathleen Y’Barbo—Bess Ames believes that her calling is to remain single now that her three sisters are happily married off. After all, some one needs to care for their father. But now Texas Ranger Joe Mueller rides into town, the only man whose ever gotten Bess’s attention. But it also seems that the man Joe is tracking also has eyes for Bess. How can Bess care for her father and still find love in the plans?

WILD WEST CHRISTMAS is a collection of four novellas written by different authors, combining different tales set in the same locale in the state of Texas, giving us a Texan Christmas. I enjoyed getting to know these four sisters, and reading their stories.

WILD WEST CHRISTMAS is a different sort of Christmas novella, giving readers a taste of ranch life in addition to romance. If you or someone you love is looking for a Texan Christmas romance, then WILD WEST CHRISTMAS is a book to consider. $9.99. 364 pages.

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