WILD WEST CHRISTMAS
A triple play of heartwarming holiday stores from authors who know all about the reality of the Wild West as well as the beauty, strength, love and pure joy of the holiday season. These lovely stories will have readers sighing with contentment.
Kernan’s “A Family for the Rancher” reunites horse wrangler Dillen Roach and wealthy debutante Alice Truett when a mix-up in telegrams brings Dillen’s orphaned nephews to town. It’s the opportunity Alice needs to convince Dillen that he and the boys are all she needs for Christmas. “Dance With a Cowboy” is Albright’s tale of widow Kathleen Sheridan, who is determined to make a home for her daughter away from her husband’s family. Her brother-in-law, Garrett, is just as determined to give her a home and love. Banning’s “Christmas in Smoke River” pits rich girl Lilah Cornwall and local cattleman Gale McBurney in an intriguing battle of wills that ends with love in time for the holiday. (HARLEQUIN, Oct., 288 pp., $6.50)