The Christmas Bargain

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Luke Granger is about to get more than he bargained for...

As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. Calling in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.

Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father sends her off ...

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Overview

Luke Granger is about to get more than he bargained for...

As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. Calling in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.

Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father sends her off with the banker as payment of his debt. Held captive on the farm by her father since the death of her mother more than a decade earlier, Philamena is grateful to leave. If only it had been someone other than the handsome and charismatic Luke Granger riding in to rescue her. Ready to uphold her end of the bargain as Luke's cook and housekeeper, Philamena is prepared for the hard work ahead. What she isn't prepared for is being forced to marry Luke as part of this crazy Christmas bargain.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480257856
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/14/2012
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 517,598
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Shanna Hatfield is a hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure.
In addition to blogging, eating too much chocolate and being smitten with her husband (Captain Cavedweller), she writes clean romantic fiction with a healthy dose of humor.
She also dabbles in cooking, baking, and home entertaining.
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  • Posted December 19, 2014

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    Reviewed by Tina Gibbons for Readers' Favorite The Christmas Ba

    Reviewed by Tina Gibbons for Readers' Favorite

    The Christmas Bargain: (A Victorian Holiday Romance) (Hardman Holidays Book 1) by Shanna Hatfield introduces the reader to Luke Granger, owner and manager of the Hardman bank. In the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town, Luke calls in a long overdue loan from a farmer who has no means of paying because he drinks away every penny. The farmer offers up his daughter, Philamena, to settle his debt. Luke is abhorred by the idea he could sell his flesh and blood, but reluctantly agrees to the deal to save the girl from being sold into prostitution. Philamena is both terrified and relieved to be sent away from her father's farm. Both she and Luke intend to make the best of the situation. With some convincing by the minister, Luke decides it's best that they marry, even if in name only.

    The Christmas Bargain was a very sweet holiday story. The marriage between Luke and Philamena is sudden, but the courtship after the vows is slow and steady as the chemistry between them builds to the end of the book. Luke is a strong male lead; he's handsome, smart, and he falls unexpectedly and completely for his new bride. Philamena is inspirational, even after all she endured through her childhood at the hands of her father, she has a bright, caring spirit. The supporting characters in the story are detailed and add an extra layer to the lives of Luke and Philamena Granger. I enjoyed this book and would continue to read the rest in the series by Shanna Hatfield.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Excellent read, very well written with wonderful characters!

    Excellent read, very well written with wonderful characters!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Recommend

    First time reading a book by Shanna Hatfield and I enjoyed it very much. A sweet love story perfect to read around the Christmas holidays, really anytime of the year. Loved the characters. So happy I found this author and will be buying more of her books. JudyE

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Great book.

    At first I was skeptical but as I read it I was pleasantly surprised. I wish it was longer.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    This was my favorite book of Shanna Hatified's so far. Learnin'

    This was my favorite book of Shanna Hatified's so far. Learnin' the Ropes is a close second. This historical romance had a lovable, distressed heroine, but with an inner strength she didn't know. And the main man was dreamy. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Fantastic!!!

    I loved the story. The characters and how they interacted was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    A wonderful romance. You will fall in love with all the main ch

    A wonderful romance. You will fall in love with all the main characters of this book.

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    Posted December 12, 2012

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