Christmas Roses

Christmas Roses

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by Amanda Cabot
     
 

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"My husband was a good man," Celia said, "and I grew to love him, but ours wasn't the kind of marriage I dreamt about, and it certainly wasn't the kind I read about."

A raised eyebrow telegraphed Mark's feelings. "Are you talking about novels? They're not real."

"The stories may not be real, but the love they portray is. I've

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"My husband was a good man," Celia said, "and I grew to love him, but ours wasn't the kind of marriage I dreamt about, and it certainly wasn't the kind I read about."

A raised eyebrow telegraphed Mark's feelings. "Are you talking about novels? They're not real."

"The stories may not be real, but the love they portray is. I've seen it. I want a husband who looks at me the way Reverend Pearson looks at Bertha. I want a man who will love me for myself, not for my cooking or because I would be a mother to his son or even because he's lonely." Celia closed her eyes for a second before she said, "I want a man who will give me roses for Christmas."

When she opened her eyes, Mark was staring at her, his expression inscrutable. "That's a pretty tall order. Roses don't grow in December, leastwise not in Wyoming Territory."

Forcing a laugh to cover her embarrassment, Celia gave Mark a wry smile. "Then I guess I won't marry again."

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Widow Celia Anderson only wants to provide her daughter with a roof over her head and food on the table. But she needs more boarders like Mark, an itinerate carpenter searching for his father. Though he's attracted to Celia, she wants a man who will love her like the hero of the romance she's reading and bring her roses in December. VERDICT This stand-alone historical set in 1882 Wyoming features a quaint romance that will earn Cabot ("Westward Winds" series; "Texas Dreams" series) new readers, especially those who enjoy the heartwarming stories of Lori Copeland and Tracie Peterson.

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ISBN-13:
9780800720049
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.68(d)

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