A Cowboy for Christmas

A Cowboy for Christmas

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by Lori Wilde
     
 

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It's Christmastime in Jubilee, Texas, but Lissette Moncrief is having a hard time celebrating . . .

Especially after she accidentally smashes her car into Rafferty Jones's pick-up truck. Yes, he's a whole lot of handsome—from the tips of his boots to the top of his Stetson. But he's no Christmas present. Lissy's not about to let herself get whisked away

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Overview

It's Christmastime in Jubilee, Texas, but Lissette Moncrief is having a hard time celebrating . . .

Especially after she accidentally smashes her car into Rafferty Jones's pick-up truck. Yes, he's a whole lot of handsome—from the tips of his boots to the top of his Stetson. But he's no Christmas present. Lissy's not about to let herself get whisked away by his charming ways and words . . . only to watch him drive away in the end.

But what Lissy doesn't know is Rafferty's in town just to meet her—and to give her a share in a windfall that doesn't rightly belong to him. At first, he just wants to do his good deed and get out. But one look at this green-eyed beauty has him deciding to turn this into a Christmas to remember . . . making promises he's determined to keep—whether she believes in them or not.

Editorial Reviews

Robyn Carr
“Lori Wilde has created a rich and wonderful story about the charm of small town life combined with the power and passion of first love. Delicious!”
Library Journal
Lissette Moncrief is a young widow living in Jubilee, TX, following her husband Jake’s transformation from cowboy to soldier and his death in Afghanistan. Now her two-year-old son, Kyle, has been diagnosed with progressive deafness, and she just backed into another truck in the grocery store parking lot. The girl known in her family as the peacemaker is ready to explode. Rafferty Jones is as surprised as Lissy is to find that the woman he just met over their slightly dented vehicles is the woman he came from California to see, his half-brother Jake’s widow. Rafferty wants to give her the insurance money Jake left to him, but his sister-in-law has as much pride as he does, and something about her situation is calling out to Rafferty’s need to take care of others. Verdict In Wilde’s third installment in the “Jubilee, Texas” series (after The Cowboy and the Princess and The Cowboy Takes a Bride), our baker heroine struggles with her son’s deafness while trying not to depend too much on the gorgeous cowpoke who seems to possess the tenderness that was sorely lacking in her now dead husband. With recipes and perspectives into the deaf community, this sweet romance is a holiday treat. For all collections.—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062047809
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
549,257
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

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Robyn Carr
“Lori Wilde has created a rich and wonderful story about the charm of small town life combined with the power and passion of first love. Delicious!”

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York publishing houses. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first New York Times bestseller and the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.

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A Cowboy for Christmas 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good from the beginning to the conclussion,the storyline and characters were riveting,I was captivated throughout the story,there was romance,warmth and a captivating story to keep you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for another sweetly written book! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful romance. I liked the whole picture of this couple/family. The little boy in the story was so cute. I think that it is important for everyone to know that all children aren't perfect, and the couple must come to terms with the handicap. This couple handled it wonderfully. Great read. J... :-@
scs583 More than 1 year ago
Holding true to her reputation of writing wonderful stories, I enjoyed reading this book very much. I would recommend it to anyone.
Sarame More than 1 year ago
Cowboys, romance, family and war. It's Christmas in Jubliee Texas, and Lissette Moncrief's heart is not in the celebration of it. her husband was addicted to war and it took him, her young son is going deaf. Lissette is grieving and trying to support her and her son, but Lissette is about to get a Christmas Angel. Her husbands half brother Rafferty is everything Lissette could want or need in a man, a cowboy and a friend. He intuitively brings what is needed, sign language for her son, building a website for her baking business, she wants in order to support herself and her son. If Lissette can trust, she is about to blossom and make her dreams come true.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
a great romance that you will really enjoy.
Anonymous 8 months ago
You should read the first book the cowboy and the princess
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jen Book provided by TLC Book Tours for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book So here’s the good news.  While this is book 3 in the series, it stands completely on it’s own.  I should know.  I didn’t realize until I was part way through and a few couples popped up and I thought “I’d bet they had a book” and I was right.  As with all connected series, it’s the return of those beloved characters that make the reading experience all the more enjoyable. With A Cowboy for Christmas, Ms Wilde throws out quite a few issues into one book.  From page one, the reader learns that Lissy is a military widow and just discovered that her child is losing his hearing.  As the book develops, she explores PTSD and even childhood neglect.  Sometimes the book felt just a little overwhelming as there was just so much going on in addition to the romance between Lissy and Rafferty. Now what really made this book for me was the characters and how they dealt with all that Ms Wilde threw at them.  Lissy is quite a strong female lead considering she is dealing with deaf child, a clingy mother-in-law, controlling family, and brother-in-law that she’s attracted to… on top of starting her own business.  And then Rafferty (the aforementioned brother-in-law), is just trying to do the right thing by helping his brother’s widow.  But that’s what he does… helps others.  And he doesn’t whine about how hard his life had been… although it definitely shaped the man he became. For me, all the child, Kyle, was the scene stealer.  His story tore at my heart and watching Lissy and Rafferty with him just kept me turning the pages.  And it was heart-warming as Lissy had to learn about childhood deafness and the options on how to raise him. In the end, I really enjoyed this book and am now looking forward to hunting down the rest of this series.  If you enjoy small town romances, pick up this series.
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bertie43 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it very much
goodlifeRA More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book - lets you know no matter what the problem is with children there is always hope & happiness.
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I really enjoyed this book!
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tzaun More than 1 year ago
Light-hearted, thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Iama_pepper More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was very heart warming. I hope the author will write more stories about Jubilee, TX.