THE GIFT OF FAMILY
THE GIFT OF FAMILY (4) by Linda Ford & Karen Kirst: In “Merry Christmas, Cowboy” by Ford, half-Native American Colt Johnson arrives at the Macpherson mercantile in the middle of a snowstorm with two orphaned children. He and Rebecca Macpherson begin to fall in love, but Becca made a promise that will take her away and Colt knows he can’t marry a white woman. In Kirst’s “Smokey Mountain Christmas,” Rachel is forced into marriage with Cole Prescott and then abandoned by him. Returning only to give her a divorce, his plans change when he discovers he has a daughter. These heartfelt Christmas tales feature gallant heroes who consider themselves unworthy of love but are healed by the selfless love of the heroines.