The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas MOBI Ý The Cowboy

The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas Three sweet stories to get you in the Christmas spirit Jodi Thomas always delivers, my favorite of the 3 Another feel good story Sharla Lovelace and Scarlett Dunn are new authors to me I did enjoy their stories..all a typical down and out characters that find the Christmas spirit Fast read and of course there is a happily ever after. These were 3 stories sent in the American West, around 1800's All 3 had a distinct Christmas theme and they all featured cowboys who came to the rescue The first book was so cute and charming, even though the development was a little flat The author spent so much time describing the horrific conditions that the heroine lived in and through to the extent I wonder how the heroine had the self knowledge to leave She didn't go to school, her sisters all ran away or married and never came back to save her She said she never had nice clothing of any kind, yet she was able to dress in 'found' clothing like a modest means widow would were Also, the author spent so much time on how they met, but the heroine never let on to the hero that she wasn't an actual widow nor that she was the downtrodden server at the saloon But for all of that, it was a cute story that was cheerful I enjoyed it.I did not read the second story because it was told in the first person which I think is a cheating way of telling a story Unless you are writing a documentary type story, don't use the first person The third story was similar to the first, with an emphasis on children, but again, it was not a fully told story The author could have added in some extra character building. I would recommend this book with 3.5 stars because of the items above It was enjoyable for the evening I read it. When I asked to review this book on NetGalley I thought I was getting one book by Jodi Thomas but to my surprise I had three books not all by Jodi Thomas but they were all very good booksFather Goose by Jodi ThomasIts a story about Trapper Hawkins who has lied all his life pretty much by himself He travels around looking for card games to get a little money for his continued travels This time he winsthan money in a card game He has to transport five small children to their Father's ranch by Christmas You won't want to miss their adventures during their travels I laughed and smiled to myself because I could see my children being the same way The Mistletoe Promise by Sharla LovelaceI have never met such a stubborn woman as Josephine Her story made me laugh at times, be sad at others but sometimes I even feel sorry for Benjamin Mason I won't tell too many details of this story but once Josephine gets upset with Ben she doesn't want to be near him or hear him out A really good book that I think you will enjoy as much as I did Once I started I just could not put it down Christmas Road by Scarlett DunnClint did a lot of traveling after the war He didn't spend too much time at home until he received a letter from his Mom informing him the town had been hit by the Yellow Fever and most of his family had passed away His Mom informed him that she had it as well and wasn't sure if she would make it or not but that Amelia had taken care of her and now his Mom wanted him to find Amelia and take care of her.I really loved this story I think you will too and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down All three of these books were about Cowboys and how they helped Save Christmas and the Magic of the Season I enjoyed this anthology of three stories set in Texas in the 19th century after the end of the Civil War All of the stories have the common theme that they take place just before Christmas, have cowboy heroes, brave women in need of help, and children The first and third stories were my favorites Jodi Thomas outdid herself with her story, Father Goose I adored her cowboy, the five little girls he was hired to escort to their home for Christmas, and the desperate young woman he hired to look after them on their journey He assigned the girls a number in order of age, so spent the entire journey calling them One, Two, Three, Four and Five I've rarely seen so many likeable, vivid characters in a story It was even better after he got the girls back to their home The second story is The Mistletoe Promise by Sharla Lovelace Josie Bancroft was left to run the ranch after the death of her father She is on the verge of losing the ranch, and is desperately trying to find a way to keep it without the help of a man who had let her down years before I could feel her heartache, courage and desperation in this story This is a second chance romance The Christmas Road was written by Scarlett Dunn There is an epidemic of yellow fever in Texas, and people who can leave have been fleeing towns where there is a lot of the sickness Clint rushes home when he receives a letter from his mother with the news that there have been deaths in their family, and that she is also sick He finds his mother's house empty and a new grave in the cemetery She also asked him in her letter to help the woman who had nursed her So Clint leaves on this mission, and findsthan he'd bargained for I enjoyed this story immensely, as there were so many vivid characters I had never heard of the yellow fever epidemics in Texas, particularly the devastating one in 1867, just a couple of years after the end of the Civil War Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington for allowing me to read an advance reading copy of this book These are my honest opinions of the book. 3 stories in oneand it is Christmas!! I laughed thinking about reading and reviewing a Christmas book in July!!! I really did enjoy the stories however all with almost 100 degree temps outside! They are all set in that great state of Texaswhere everything is bigger and better as they say!The 1st was Father Gooseduring the war, while hauling 5 wealthy children, the last thing Trapper expects is to fall in love and have his spirit, awakened!!! 2nd wasThe Mistletoe Promise a rancher looking at loosing everything her father built! old sparks fly for Josie Bancroft and time proves things can change for the betterand what a better time than CHRISTMAS~3rd was Christmas Road Yellow fever hits a young mans mother and his race to get home!I recommend this gathering of stories to warm your heart at any time of the year!!!.4 stars~ PopSugar Reading Challenge: Read a western Anthologies can be hitandmiss I often find that I like one story but others are weak; rarely do I enjoy every story in the volume This time, though, I did!Each of the heroes is a cowboy, the wounded kind that make women who read romances swoon just a bit Each of the heroines is feisty and willing to make sacrifices to get what she wants Each story includes cute kids that are fairly wellwritten, not too precocious, and that make sense to the story While the first story, Jodi Thomas' Father Goose could have taken place at any time of year, Christmas played an intrinsic role in the stories These are nice, clean, feelgood reads, and are an enjoyable escape for a few hours I'd definitely recommend this pleasant surprise.Thanks to the authors, Jodi Thomas, Sharla Lovelace and Scarlett Dunn; the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley for allowing me to review this ARC. Each one of these stories was spot on for the holiday season I really hope that we get some movies out of these because I loved all of them Although I wished they were a little longer I wished this would have been at least 400 pages so each story could have been at least a 100 pages long Overall, each one stood on its own, with great characters and even better tales Nothing was really new or overly exciting But I loved the stories!! I think this will be a great book for this winter! Thomas, Lovelace, and Dunn have provided three cowboy quicks Short novellas but complete stories without the added pages of a regular book Each story is set in the old west when villains, ruffians, and outlaws roamed and where gallant, tough, hardy cowboys protected what was theirs Readers will melt with each hero and cheer him on as he wins his lady All are heartwarming and will set the glow of holidays spirits Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington for the early read in exchange for honest review. A nice collection of stories featuring two of my favorite things to read about cowboys and Christmas! The first story was my favorite with a heartwarming plot as Trapper and Carolina risk their lives for a better life through escorting five hardy girls across the wilderness as kidnappers attempt to take them for ransom Vibrant personalities and selfless attitudes made the characters so enjoyable.The other two stories were okay but some of the characters bothered me so I had a harder time feeling the holiday spirit.(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions expressed in this review are my own) In these Texasset stories of romance and adventure, the Civil War is over, Christmas is coming—and it’s time for three rugged fighters to become lovers FATHER GOOSE by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jodi ThomasDispirited by war, when Trapper Morgan accepts a job hauling five little rich girls to Dallas, all he cares about is the money He doesn’t expect they’ll awaken his spirit—or that their intriguing nursemaid, Carolina, will awaken his heart And when danger strikes as Christmas Eve nears, he definitely doesn’t expect Carolina and the girls to risk their lives—for him THE MISTLETOE PROMISE by Sharla LovelaceA catastrophic storm, an ailing herd, and a failing cattle ranch have left Texas rancher Josie Bancroft in danger of losing everything her father worked for Still, she’d rather die than merge with her neighbor rancher Benjamin Mason, the man who broke her heart years ago, on Christmas Eve As old sparks fly and secrets are revealed, however, Ben is determined to help Josie—and prove that this time around can be different That the misunderstandings of Christmas past need not define their future CHRISTMAS ROAD by Scarlett DunnYellow Fever has hit Clint Mitchum’s Texas hometown and taken his father and siblings, leaving Clint ever cynical Racing homeward to be by his mother’s side, Clint finds only a note from her, asking that he help her caregiver, a young woman named Amelia Assuming his mother has passed, in his grief Clint ventures out to search for Amelia—and finds the best of gifts—just in time for Christmas

About the Author: Jodi Thomas

I'm a New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, wife, mother, in law, grandmother, sister, friend, and owner of one fat cat.

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