The Perfect Christmas by Carolyn Brown
Rugged cowboy Landon Griffin can’t help being smitten by single mom Dixie Boudreaux and her baby girl. To help win their hearts, he wants to give them both the perfect holiday at Longhorn Ranch — baking cookies, trimming the tree, building snowmen, and the whole works. But when nothing seems to go right, he might need a Christmas miracle to help him out of the mess.
Joy to the World by Hope Ramsay
Retired music teacher Brenda McMillan has lost her holiday spirit but reluctantly agrees to fill in for the director of the Magnolia Harbor Christmas Chorale — even though Dr. James Killough, the town’s biggest Christmas enthusiast, is the group’s accompanist. Will he have enough Christmas magic to mend her broken heart?
Home for the Holidays by Rochelle Alers
Pastry chef Iris Nelson is looking forward to spending Christmas on Cavanaugh Island with her best friend’s family. But she wasn’t expecting to celebrate with their very handsome visitor on leave from Afghanistan. Is their attraction just the glow of the season or a gift to enjoy forever?
Cowboy Christmas at Heart by A.J. Pine
For Deputy Sheriff Daniela Garcia, no hometown tradition makes her happier than the Meadow Valley Holiday Light Parade. This year she’s planning for the sheriff’s office to have the most dazzling lights. But when the new mayor — and certified grinch — threatens to cancel the event, Dani will have to show him the true meaning of Christmas.
Title: A Little Country Christmas
Author: Carolyn Brown, Rochelle Alers, Hope Ramsay, A.J. Pine
Genre: Modern Western Romance, Christmas Romance, Anthology
Published: September 29, 2020
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4.5 stars
If you love Christmas romances then this collection of stories from four well-loved authors will make you a very happy reader this holiday season. I have followed series with three of these authors, the fourth is new to me, but delivers a lovely, engaging romance as well.
Since these are all Christmas-size novellas I don’t want to give much away from each story… but if you’ve followed Carolyn Brown’s “Longhorn Ranch” series then you’ll definitely want to read The Perfect Christmas which kicks off these four stories. I am never ready for a series that I’ve loved to come to its conclusion – but when it has to come what better time than with the joy of family around Christmas. I got misty-eyed with Dixie, Landon and baby Sally as this group slowly but steadily forms a new family to step into the future with.
Hope Ramsay takes us back to Magnolia Harbor where one soul-weary woman has lost her joy of Christmas and taking on an unusual musical task will bring her in contact with the one man who can reach her. I loved watching Brenda and Jim come together and each is given something by the other that brings them happiness and a chance at a lifetime kind of love.
Home For The Holidays by Rochelle Akers gives us a slightly darker, deeper look at lives around the holidays as a woman who has experienced the nightmare of abuse, and a soldier who still deals with the horrors he’s faced will find exactly who and what they need in each other. This one is emotional and broke my heart knowing what Collier and Iris have gone through before finding each other.
And the one I got the most chuckles from was A Cowboy Christmas At Heart by A. J. Pine as one new Grinch-like mayor tries to stop a beloved town’s Christmas tradition. I adored Dani, and learning of the reasons behind Peyton’s decision made it a lot easier to like this Scrooge. I simply had fun with their story as Dani’s love and excitement to light up her Sheriff’s Office with Christmas lights galore bring this couple exactly what they need – each other.
I had fun with these Christmas novellas, laughter, a few tears, and a really good time. If you love a Holiday Romance then A Little Country Christmas is perfect for you.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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