A Cowboy for Christmas

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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 by his charming ways and words . . . only to watch him drive away in the end.

But what Lissy...

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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.

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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!”
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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

(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062047809
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 229,236
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Wilde is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 70 works of romantic fiction. She is a two-time RITA® Award nominee and four-time Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice nominee, and has won numerous other awards. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and holds a certificate in nursing forensics. An animal lover, Lori is owned by several pets and lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    highly recommend

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    I loved this!

    Thank you for another sweetly written book! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    The deaf child story line wasn't heartwarming and didn't feel tr

    The deaf child story line wasn't heartwarming and didn't feel true. The writing was dead. A hard book to read because of the cliches.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    great read

    a great romance that you will really enjoy.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I love the Jubilee series and I'm really sad it's gone.

    Lissette is a go with the flow kind of girl. She pretty much lets anyone and everyone bulldoze their way over her. She is a twenty-nine-year-old widow and single mother of a two-year old son named Kyle. Her husband Jake was killed in Afghanistan on the Fourth of July. Three months later, while still struggling with her new life, Lissette receives news regarding Kyle no mother wants to hear. To make matters worse, Lissette has no money and no health insurance for her child. It appears, the always loving Jake, didn’t leave his life insurance or military death benefits to his wife and child, instead he left everything to his half-brother which Lissette didn’t even know existed.

    When Lissette’s day just can’t get any worse, she backs her vehicle into a truck that belongs to a sexy California cowboy named Rafferty Jones. He isn’t entirely what or who he appears to be. I fall for Rafferty immediately and I think Lissette did as well.

    Rafferty Jones is Jake Moncrief’s half brother. He has no intentions on getting involved with his brother’s wife. He just wants to give her the money Jake left to him and leave to go back to his ranch in California, as soon as possible. Lissette refuses to take the money Rafferty offers her even though she desperately needs it. Rafferty knows in his heart Jake left the money to him so that he could be sure that Lissette and Kyle were taken care of. Rafferty has to come up with some way to get her the money without her knowing that it came from him. He spends almost a month doing just that.

    There is no doubt that both Lissette and Rafferty were attracted to each other from the start but Jake stood in their way. Lissette was attracted to Rafferty because he was EVERYTHING Jake wasn’t. Rafferty is a man a woman can count on. He steps in when things need to be done but he doesn’t take control of the situation. He’s supportive of Lissette and HER decisions, without pushing his own thoughts or opinions on her. More importantly, he loves Kyle.

    I love this book because you’re able to see the transformation in Lissette. She’s able to bend and survive, but not break like the dandelion Rafferty calls her.

    While reading Lori’s books, I tend to come away with various quotes that stick with me. I can’t figure out which one is my favorite, so I picked two. The first is, “For anyone to connect with another human being we have to allow ourselves to be fully seen and heard for who we are.” The second being, “Accept your losses and forgive your mistakes, then you can embrace a happy future.” These two quotes both apply to Lissette. She was constantly being asked what she wanted, not realizing that she was always a follower. One of the great things about Lissette and the people around her, is that once Lissette started standing on her own, the people around her didn’t get mad or upset with her. They simply said that it was about time.

    A couple of things happened with this book that I didn’t see coming. Jake isn’t the person I thought he was and this book is going to make you cry. But after the tears are gone, you are rewarded with not one, but four recipes, courtesy of Lissette.

    Reviewed a review copy from Edelweiss.

    Reviewed at Read Your Writes Book Reviews.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    A wonderful book

    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... :-@

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    Good read.

    Holding true to her reputation of writing wonderful stories, I enjoyed reading this book very much. I would recommend it to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2013

    Broken and healed by war and life

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    No way

    ## I will not read this author again. Another widow? What is it with all the dead spouses. Enough already. Not sexy or romantic in any way!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

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    Reviewed by Jen Book provided by TLC Book Tours for review Revie

    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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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Very Good

    Enjoyed it very much

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    highly recommened

    Really enjoyed this book - lets you know no matter what the problem is with children there is always hope & happiness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Enjoyed!

    I really enjoyed this book!

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    Very entertaining

    Light-hearted, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    I loved this book. It was very heart warming. I hope the autho

    I loved this book. It was very heart warming. I hope the author will write more stories about Jubilee, TX.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    good reading

    enjoyed

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Fun Read

    Enjoyable Holiday Book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    romance

    I love this book along with the others that Lori Wilde has written. I love how she really describes the character feeling and thought.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    Lissette Montcrief may have lost her husband Jake in Afghanistan

    Lissette Montcrief may have lost her husband Jake in Afghanistan, but she had really lost him to the military long before his death. Finding out that her infant son, Kyle is slowly going deaf and that her husband left his life insurance and military death benefits to a half-brother she never knew of puts her into panic mode. Struggling to figure out how she will support her son and take care of his added medical expenses, she begins her own baking business and tries to stay calm. 
    Upon receiving the monies from his brother's estate, Rafferty Jones knows that he can’t accept money that should be for his brother’s widow and sets out to give her what is rightfully hers. Rafferty is used to taking care of people and once he sets his eyes on Lissette and Kyle he knows he can’t just leave, they need him and maybe he needs them just a little bit more. 
    Lissette is determined to do things on her own, Rafferty is determined to help, when these two opposites get together sparks fly and just maybe Lissette’s husband Jake knew what he was doing all along when he left his estate to his half-brother. 
    This is a heartwarming contemporary read. The characters are genuine and the background romance between Jake’s mother and her neighbor only add to the story. Readers of Lori Wilde’s other Jubilee, Texas novels will certainly enjoy this latest addition. This book is a great pick for a Christmas romance and will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy after the last chapter. 

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    Posted October 31, 2012

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