Heaven made a mistake. Can one clumsy, rebellious angel right a wrong by Christmas Eve without losing her heart?
Angel Elspeth Aloysious is hidden in celestial clerical work to avoid painful memories when her mentor sends her on her first earthly mingle. Her task—open the closed heart of the handsome and busy Sam Wynter so his daughter can have a new mother before she drifts too far from her destiny. Elle has one week and one rule—don’t fall for Sam.
Sam Wynter has no intention of remarrying. Instead, he’s focused on raising his daughter Molly and building his career. But when he meets a captivating and beautiful stranger in town for the holidays, he rediscovers joy and a sense of fun with Elle through donating his time and skills to those in need. Both Sam and Molly quickly bond with the sparkling Elle, and Sam starts to dream of a different future.
The clock is ticking down on Elle’s time on Earth. Can these two mismatched soulmates, who are worlds apart, find their happy ever after?
Titles in The Guardian Angel Chronicles series include — Every Time a Bell Rings – The Christmas Fix Up –
Once upon a time, he was everything to her, except for one thing: her future
Christmas sparkles from every bough and window at the cozy Four Winds Ski Resort, where single mother Eden Kendall and her eight-year-old son are spending the holiday. A surprise marriage proposal from her boss’s son wasn’t on her Christmas list, but it’s the perfect excuse to get away and weigh her options. She never imagined her son’s ski instructor/Santa impersonator would be the gorgeous, charismatic dreamer she left behind years ago, the one who still owns a piece of her heart.
Cole Hagan has never stopped loving Eden and he’s spent the last eight years proving her wrong on every count about his potential. While he fights to save the resort that he helped to build by organizing a holiday concert, he decides it’s about time that Eden puts aside her list-making pragmatism so that she and her skeptical son can experience the true magic of Christmas.
Can this unlikely pair get a second chance at happily ever after?
Second chances are Nio Reyes’ specialty. He pulled himself out of childhood poverty to wealth and helped his Navy SEAL brother’s team recover after a mission went south.
When he returns to his Laguna Beach hometown for a friend’s wedding, Nio will need all of his redemption skills to win back the woman he was forced to leave behind without an explanation ten years ago.
Becca Howard has quit believing in happily-ever-afters. A scandal has ruined her once wealthy family, and betrayal has ended her engagement. She’s done with men or so she thinks.
When Nio rises out of the ocean like a Greek god and announces he wants her back, she wants to run almost as much as she wants to stay.
Forgiving him is not an option. Getting over him is impossible. With secrets and family lies still standing in their way, can one long overdue weekend together in Laguna change everything?
Titles in the Band of Brothers series include — A Little Christmas Magic – Road to You – Unsung Hero
*note — As of the day of this review the Band of Brothers series now lists as — Unsung Hero (#1) – Once A Hero (#2 previously titled A Little Christmas Magic) – Unexpected Hero (#3 previously titled Road to You)
Investigative reporter Gemma Wade has been dispatched to her own personal purgatory—small town Marietta, Montana—to write a fluffy, romantic piece about the unprecedented spike in marriages there. Being punished for an embarrassing career misstep is bad enough, but it’s probably karma that she also stumbles upon Mr. Right in the absolute wrong place.
Noah Mathis is in town for a wedding with his ex-Navy SEAL brothers, but can’t get Gemma out of his mind after meeting her at a party. He wants her to be his plus one for the week, even knowing this short reprieve from his real life will end all too soon.
It isn’t long before Gemma realizes that Noah isn’t who everyone believes him to be. Scooping the story of his true identity may just save her flailing career. But is sacrificing her happily ever after worth it?
Titles in the Band of Brothers series include: A Little Christmas Magic – Road to You –
After nine, lonely years as a military wife, Holly McGuire has returned to her late husband’s home town of Marietta, Montana, to finally close that chapter of her life and begin again. She’s spent the last year rediscovering herself and she’s sworn off military men. All she wants is a child of on her own—no strings attached. But her plans are threatened when old, unwanted sparks ignite between her and her husband’s one-time best friend.
Buttoning up the past isn’t what Trey Reyes has in mind when he welcomes Holly to town. Secretly in love with her since day one, his old vow to his friend to watch over her, come what may, doesn’t include enabling a terrible idea. As the men of their old unit—the Band of Brothers—gather to honor her husband, Trey must take one last stand to win her heart and prove Holly wrong about him. Christmas in Marietta, with all the trimmings, may be just the ticket.
On the run from her past, photographer Ali Thibeaux arrives undercover in Marietta to find her biological half-sister. Plan A: Meet Olivia, photograph her wedding, and disappear before endangering anyone. Plan B: All hell breaks loose.
Reclusive rancher Adam Wolfe’s only plan when he hires Ali to manage his dysfunctional household is to go on hiding from the world. But his scars don’t seem to matter to the beauty who unexpectedly turns his house into a home and heals the rift between him and the teen aged niece he’s taken in. Still, he suspects there’s more to Ali than meets the eye and he’s determined to uncover what she’s hiding from him before it’s too late.
Titles in the Canadays of Montana series include: A Cowboy To Remember – Choose Me Cowboy – The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish – A Cowboy To Keep
Title: The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish
Series: The Canadays of Montana ##3
Author: Barbara Ankrum
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: October 24, 2016
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Event planner Eve Canaday and her secret crush, Dr. Ben Tyler, are unexpectedly drafted to help a little girl fulfill her late mother’s wish—a magical Christmas to create some happy memories. Eve sees this opportunity as a sign; Ben, as a glitch in his plan to leave Marietta behind for good.
As the trio checks off the to-do list of Christmas fun, Ben’s ‘bah-humbug’ opinion of the holiday fades, along with ideas about keeping his distance from Eve. Getting involved is the last thing he wants to do but, alas, there’s no accounting for cosmic interference.
With the season of miracles upon this jewel of a town, will Eve find it’s possible that Christmas wishes aren’t only for little girls?
Titles in this series include: A Cowboy To Remember, Choose Me Cowboy, The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish
Read on for my thoughts on The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish. No true spoilers, promise.
Title: Choose Me, Cowboy
Series: Montana Born Rodeo 2015 # 4
Author: Barbara Ankrum
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 9, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 5 stars
Marietta Kindergarten teacher, Kate Canaday, is doing perfectly well without the ex-love of her life mucking up her intention to stay gloriously uncommitted. So what if she’s become—according to her sisters—a serial dater? If pro-bull rider Finn Scott’s untimely defection six years ago taught her anything, it was that men come with an expiration date. And she’s more than happy to oblige them.
Trouble is, the sexier-than-ever Finn, now a devoted single father, has just moved to Marietta with his adorable five-year-old twins. He’s in an unexpected custody battle with his ex and too proud to ask Kate for help in making his crazy life look stable. But Kate sees helping him as a way of sealing off the hurt from her past once and for all. If they can just keep their hands off each other. After all…expiration date, right?
Not if Finn has anything to say about it…
Read on for my thoughts on Choose Me, Cowboy. No true spoilers, promise.