A Heartland Cowboy Christmas
Shawn Barclay didn’t plan to stay in Iowa long. He’d only left his family and the close-knit community of Mistletoe, Arkansas as a favor to his parents. They’d asked him to help the daughter of a friend who was in an accident.
After arriving in Iowa, it doesn’t take long before Shawn invests in saving more than the woman’s farm. When he sees how the town avoids her, he decides to save her reputation, as well.
Bridget Rawlings isn’t exactly considered a catch in Prairie Rose, Iowa. In fact, the locals all but shun her and her three children. A cloud of death and disaster seems to surround both her and her farm. After all, The Bad Luck Widow has already buried two husbands.
Although she admires Shawn’s courage and willingness to help, Bridget doesn’t welcome his aid.
What if the locals are right? What if she is bad luck? She’s not willing to risk Shawn’s life and prove them right.
Then Shawn makes a very public surprise announcement. Will it solve Bridget’s problems, or break both their hearts?
They got married in secret then her prison sentence came between them. Can they recapture what they once had?
Braxton Emmerson was born and bred in the heartland. He loves his farm and his family, but he was willing to give it all up for the woman who stole his heart.
But she didn’t want to give up her career and insisted on keeping their romance a secret. But then her business partner doubled crossed her and she ended up with a prison sentence for tax evasion.
Now she’s out and she’s much wiser. Family is more important than her career. Unfortunately, she’d hurt Braxton deeply and the only reason he’s coming to see her is to give their daughter a Christmas with her mom.
Will two weeks and a little Christmas cheer be enough to help them see they’ve always been meant for each other?
Elias Emerson has worked hard and become a successful businessman. Fellow businesswoman Catherine Hutchison has been with him, helping him, all his adult life, but he’s never really paid attention to her. She’s just there.
Never noticed how much she did for him behind the scenes. How much she lifted him up and made him better. How much she sacrificed to give him the support and encouragement he needed.
Until she announces that she’s quitting her job and moving away from Prairie Rose.
Catherine Hutchison has spent almost two decades working with Elias. She’s done everything she can for him to help him become successful, never thinking he would pay her back or return any favors, just because she believed in him and wanted to see him do well and was in a position to help.
Maybe she had a crush on him at one time, but he’d never returned her feelings and they’d remained friends.
Now, she’s facing the test of her life and needs to move closer to family.
Except Elias has a perfect solution she’d never considered.
Can two friends become more with the help of a crazy family and a Christmas miracle?