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Blog Tour & Review — Christmas in a Cowboy’s Arms

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Genre: Romance Anthology / Western / Historical

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Date of Publication: October 3, 2017

Number of Pages: 512

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cover lo res Christmas in a Cowboy's ArmsThe Beating Heart of Christmas

In the wild and untamed West, it takes a cowboy’s embrace to see you through a long winter’s night. Stay toasty this holiday season with heart-warming tales from these bestselling authors.

Whether it’s a lonely spinster finding passion at last…an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman reaffirming the love that keeps him whole…a lost and broken drifter discovering family in unlikely places…a Texas Ranger risking it all for one remarkable woman…two lovers bringing together a family ripped apart by prejudice…or reunited lovers given a second chance to correct past mistakes…a Christmas spent in a cowboy’s arms is full of hope, laughter, and―most of all―love.

*Chick-a-Dee Christmas by Rosanne Bittner * The Christmas Stranger by Linda Broday * A Texas Ranger for Christmas by Margaret Brownley * Father Christmas by Leigh Greenwood * A Christmas Baby by Anna Schmidt * A Christmas Reunion by Amy Sandas*


“An emotional powerhouse! This classic historical western is destined for the “keeper” shelf.” RT Book Reviews, Top Pick for Rosanne Bittner

“Fun and sensual…great for fans of history, romance, and some good old Texas grit.” Kirkus for Linda Broday

“A great story by a wonderful author.” ― #1 New York Times bestselling author DEBBIE MACOMBER for Margaret Brownley

“Greenwood is a master at westerns.” RT Book Reviews for Leigh Greenwood

“The perfect read.” RT Book Reviews for Anna Schmidt

“A genuine page-turner…electric and absorbing.” Kirkus for Amy Sandas





What a great collection of historical holiday romances! I really enjoyed reading these. If you enjoy historical romances set in the American West, this is just the thing to kick off the holidays!

Within each of the stories were themes still relevant today, whether it be overcoming racial differences, healing old wounds, learning to trust, or just trying to be the best version of yourself. I love how these stories were kinda timeless in that way.

I found myself both tensed with fear/anxiety for the characters and reading on with hope in several places. It’s really quite a masterful thing that within such a relatively short amount of time, each author was able to draw me into the story so well.

Here are three of my personal favorites from this collection. I’ll try not to give too much away ;).

“A Christmas Reunion” by Amy Sandas – I loved it! Maybe my favorite. The pain these characters endured had nothing on their love for each other. I was instantly drawn into the story and immersed in their world.

“A Texas Ranger for Christmas” by Margaret Brownley – Sadie knows what the lone figure riding up the lane means, at least in terms of her husband. What she doesn’t know is what it means for her future. I really enjoyed this story, but it’s hard to say much more without giving it all away. It’s hard to overcome mistrust and fears that have been put in place during our lives, but when Sadie realizes how much she’d be giving up for those, I loved her reaction.

“The Christmas Stranger” by Linda Broday – This was a sweet little story. Both Hank and Sidalee, although young, are just about out of hope for their futures when this story begins and brings them together, reminding them life is theirs for the taking. I just loved the idea of Lone Star Ranch, a group of people taking care of each other in a hard location, and forming unconventional families with bonds stronger than blood. I loved the passion that built between and around the two lovers. I was instantly transported to the setting and people, and enjoyed how fully developed they seemed in such a short span of chapters.


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Rosanne Bittner

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Linda Broday

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Margaret Brownley

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Anna Schmidt

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Amy Sandas

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Leigh Greenwood

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December 1-December 10, 2017

Four Winners will each get a prize pack which includes Christmas in a Cowboy’s Arms + another book(s) by one of the authors.  Three of the packs will also include a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

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7 thoughts on “Blog Tour & Review — Christmas in a Cowboy’s Arms

  1. Hi Julia…..Thank you so much for the kind words! Speaking on behalf of the others, we really appreciate reviewing our work. I loved writing The Christmas Stranger and felt Hank’s loneliness and pain. Sidalee seemed perfect for him. But I tell you, that little dog tried to take over the story. He was quite determined to get his own romance. And I just loved Miss Mamie and the bit of mystery she brought with her.

    Thanks again! Wishing you a Merry Texas Christmas!

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  2. This book was delightful. I have discovered new authors to read and enjoyed the stories by two favorites, Linda Broday and Margaret Brownley. CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY’S ARMS is firmly on my Christmas Keeper Shelf to be enjoyed again and again.

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