His Frontier Christmas Family

His Frontier Christmas Family

by Regina Scott
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His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott

A Family Made at Christmas

After taking guardianship of his late friend’s siblings and baby daughter, minister Levi Wallin hopes to atone for his troubled past on the gold fields. But it won’t be easy to convince the children’s wary elder sister to trust him. The more he learns about her, though, the more he believes Callie Murphy’s prickly manner masks a vulnerable heart…one he’s starting to wish he was worthy of.

Every man in Callie’s life chose chasing gold over responsibilities. Levi—and the large, loving Wallin family—might just be different. But she can tell he’s hiding something from her, and she refuses to risk her heart with secrets between them. Even as they grow closer, will their pasts keep them from claiming this unexpected new beginning?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488017964
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Series: Frontier Bachelors , #7
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 81,499
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Marta Perry realized she wanted to be a writer at age eight, when she read her first Nancy Drew novel. Most girls reached the end of that book wanting to be Nancy. Marta wanted to be the person who created the story.

The dream lay hidden for years while she pursued other career goals, but eventually it re-surfaced, and she began to write, beginning with short children's stories for Sunday school take-home papers. After seeing hundreds of her short stories published in a variety of magazines, Marta finally started work on the novel she'd always wanted to write. Thirty-some published novels later, she still feels the same excitement when she begins a new book.

Marta lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse in the Pennsylvania countryside, but spends winters at their vacation home in South Carolina. When she's not writing, she's active in the life of her church and enjoys traveling and spending time with her three children and six beautiful grandchildren.

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His Frontier Christmas Family 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is book seven in the Frontier Bachelors series. It is a stand alone book, yet you will miss some of the history in the Wallin family. It is not necessary to read them all to understand this one but the few I have read in this series are great books. Callie Wallin has had enough with people panning for gold, when she must trust the handsome ex panner will it really be out of his blood? Levi Wallin must learn to forgive himself to truly find happiness. When Callie and her family are thrust upon him there is much to learn. I enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading more from this series.
LucyMR1 More than 1 year ago
This book is like a warm, fuzzy blanket on a cold winter night. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy insides and covers you with hope for better days. Callie is struggling with raising her rambunctious twin brothers and her niece When God sends hope in Levi, who is her appointed ward. Callie struggles with trust and watching her grow and have dreams again is so heartwarming. Levi is a reformed prodigal and is now a minister who needs to learn how to forgive himself and open his heart to the love God has provided. Throw in Christmas, romance, a little intrigue, and snowy days and you have the makings for a perfect Christmas story. I received a complimentary copy from the author. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
Emma More than 1 year ago
His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott A Family Made at Christmas After taking guardianship of his late friend’s siblings and baby daughter, minister Levi Wallin hopes to atone for his troubled past on the gold fields. But it won’t be easy to convince the children’s wary elder sister to trust him. The more he learns about her, though, the more he believes Callie Murphy’s prickly manner masks a vulnerable heart…one he’s starting to wish he was worthy of. Every man in Callie’s life chose chasing gold over responsibilities. Levi—and the large, loving Wallin family—might just be different. But she can tell he’s hiding something from her, and she refuses to risk her heart with secrets between them. Even as they grow closer, will their pasts keep them from claiming this unexpected new beginning? this is Levi Wallin and Callie Murphy's story. Callie brothers Frisco and Sutter and baby Mica. Every man in Callie’s life chose chasing gold over responsibilities. Callie can tell Levi’s hiding something from her. Levi take guardianship of Callie and her siblings. minister Levi Wallin hopes to atone for his troubled past on the gold fields. As Callie held a squirming baby Mica, Levi positioned the sled, then nodded to Frisco and Sutter to climb on. Once the boys had scrambled into place, he pulled back slightly. “One, two,” he started. “Three!” Frisco shouted, and Levi pushed. They shot down the hill. He had barely straightened before they had reached the bottom and spun to a stop. Leaping off the sled, they looked up at him expectantly. Wind whipped past Levi’s cheeks as they flew down the hill. The trees, the snow, everything became a blur, until it was only him and Callie, dashing through the snow. Her laughter tickled his chest as she shouted against the air. He wrapped his arms around her and hung on. will their pasts keep them from claiming this unexpected new beginning? read this book to find out. His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott is a wonderful well written 5 star book. I highly recommend reading. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I voluntarily reviewed a Copy of this book." more books by Regina Scott Frontier Bachelors 1. The Bride Ship 2. Would-Be Wilderness Wife 3. Frontier Engagement 4. Instant Frontier Family 5. A Convenient Christmas Wedding 6. His Frontier Christmas Family 7. Mail-Order Marriage Promise 8. Frontier Matchmaker Bride
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this latest book from Regina Scott! It’s Christmasy and romantic and it has a very sweet (and important) message. First – I have to talk about the kids. Frisco and Sutter and sweet little Mica. These kids are adorable! Even the boys in their own precocious, rambunctious way. Their fierce protectiveness of their family, their boyish energy, and their ultimately tender hearts (masked by manly gruffness of course) made me smile every time they stole a scene. Callie – oh how I wanted to just give her a huge hug. She’s been through so much and carried so many burdens that, when someone else shows up to carry them for a while, she doesn’t know how to relax and just ‘be’, nor even how to rest in a friendship. And the delightful Wallin family is full of potential friendships! Callie’s insecurities are in juxtaposition to her inner strength, and this makes her a very layered and inspiring character. And the subplot about reading! Ah! Be still my heart. Levi is a reformed rogue turned preacher (that seems to be a theme today) with a big heart. He’s also currently fighting a losing battle when it comes to his feelings for Callie. I loved watching him fall in love! And learn to be an uncle-dad! So swoony. It’s also here, in Levi’s preacher capacity, that the author is able to weave some very sweet spiritual truth into the story. Namely – that we are more precious than God to the One who loves us best, that we are more than the sum of our past, and that He has come that we might be forgiven. Bottom Line: His Frontier Christmas Family is delightful in every way. It will hit you in all the feels and leave your heart cozy warm and Christmasy. Swoony romance, adorable kids, and a large lovable family make this the ideal wintry weekend reaad! (I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I purchased for my own collection)
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
I am not sure what I loved most about this story; the developing, fragile relationship between Levi Wallin and the Murphy family, the new faith in God and trust in the people around her that was growing in Callie's heart, the romantic feelings that were developing between Callie and Levi, the Walling and Murphy families, the community that pulled together, or the redemption and forgiveness of the past transgression that was so evident in the story. I started this story in the evening, thinking I was going to just read just a bit and ended up inhaling the story and reading until the wee hours of the morning to finish it. This is an unputdownable book, just get comfortable and enjoy it. Levi and Callie were characters that I fell in love with. It is so easy to relate to them. Their imperfections highlighting their positive sides, their humbleness and loyalty shining through. The patience Levi had - to show and teach the Murphys the new and exciting life, talents, and tasks - was admirable. The love that was evident in each scene just gave me all the warm feels. Callie had so many disappointments and setbacks in her young life yet that had just made her tough, capable, and able to take care of the family to the best of her abilities. The new life with the Wallins was as exciting as it was scary, her dreams were coming true and Callie wasn't sure if she deserved them or could trust them to be true and lasting. Levi was sure his past actions, before becoming the man of God, didn't allow him to have the feelings that were growing inside his heart towards Callie. While teaching her about faith in God, he learns a lesson of forgiveness himself. The connection between Levi and Callie is palpable, natural, and tight. They learn to work as partners to raise the Murphy kids and are building a life together, making a family, even before they realize it themselves. A beautiful story about family, love, forgiveness, and faith in God with a touch of Christmas traditions and lots of cheer in a frontier town back in time ~ Five Spoons
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
What a sweet and festive addition to the Frontier Bachelors series! This book can be read as a stand alone novel, yet ties in beautifully with the other books preceding it. It is a tale of burdens, regrets, and guilt, as well as one of new beginnings, love, and family. I thought that this sweet story flowed nicely. I appreciated seeing things through Callie’s eyes. She and her two brothers were not raised in high society, or even middle class society. They grew up at various gold panning camps and their existence was a rough one. It was interesting to see what things they were surprised or confused about, as well as watch them as they began to understand that the Wallin family was happy to have them as part of the community. Levi’s backstory was also very interesting. Having read the other books in the series, I was familiar with Levi. How much he had grown! Not only into a man, but into a man who worked to share God’s word and love to all people. However, he also had things to overcome in this novel that related to past decisions he had made. Levi carried quite the burden of guilt. His Frontier Christmas Family had so many great Christmas and winter scenes in it. This was the perfect read for the holiday season. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
aubreycallister More than 1 year ago
This is not the first book of Regina Scott's I have read and it definitely will not be the last. She captures your attention from page one and you can't stop turning the pages. His Frontier Christmas Family is sweet because it's about two people, Levi Wallin and Callie Murphy, who choose to overcome troubles in their past and trust one another. This is something I feel we all have to do at some point or another in life, so it definitely makes relating to the story easy! Levi wants to make up for past mistakes and Callie has to learn to open her heart up to the possibility of love. Throughout the whole story you can tell there's an obvious romantic connection forming between the two and that makes the ending so much sweeter! With all that being said, Christmas season is upon us and what better way to spend it than curled up inside, reading a heartwarming, romance story that is Christmas themed! *I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
His Frontier Christmas Family is a delightful story! Regina Scott paints a vivid picture of frontier life, and it is a pleasure to spend time in Wallin Landing. With their playful banter and close camaraderie, the members of the Wallin family are among my favorite characters. I loved Callie and Levi and their holiday tale of adventure and romance! Frontier Bachelors is a wonderful series, and each story is sure to be enjoyed by fans of heartwarming historical romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
His Frontier Christmas Family is a sad, but such a sweet story. Now how can that be? Well sad because you have Callie who has two brothers, twins, Frisco and Sutter and her niece Mica that she has been taking care of by herself while her other brother Adam, Mica's father is off gold-digging. Then something catastrophic happens - in walks Levi the preacher which is sweet because he offers to help out the family when the family is in need, very big need. This book can break your heart 1 minute and make your heart soar and feel so sweet and happy the next. This is a definite must-read. Will the preacher be able to get through to the family? Or shall I say will the LORD get through to the family through the preacher? I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed in this review are all my own.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
Returning to Wallin Landing is like visiting old friends and meeting new ones. This latest installment is no different, despite the somewhat bittersweet idea of a grown Levi. Thankfully, after some poor choices and tough consequences, the youngest Wallin brother is now a minister and on the right track. Callie is the newest visitor to the town, and she has faced many difficult situations on her own. Raising her brothers and niece, the idea of depending on another is tempting, but dangerous given how everyone else in her life has ultimately left. When she arrives under Levi’s care, the family welcomes her openly, but Callie is afraid to trust and get her heart broken again. Trust and honesty play a very important part in this storyline—in partnerships in the goldfield and in life. Some of my favorite moments are when another part of the truth comes out; seeing how the individual characters respond with grace and mercy is both heartwarming and encouraging. I really enjoyed this book—not much of a surprise given that I have liked the previous ones, but with each novel, the growing family becomes more real to me. Each member’s story fleshes out the other people, too, and the brief updates are like catching up with those we haven’t seen in a while. After hundreds of pages, I wouldn’t think there was much left to share about the Wallins, but every time a new book comes out, I’m like a kid at Christmas again, eagerly opening the cover and diving in to discover something delightful. This is the perfect Christmas read, especially for those who have enjoyed the Frontier Bachelors series before. But those who have not read the previous books will still find a warm Christmas story, filled with family, faith, and love. I recommend it highly for fans of historical fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author but was under no obligation to post a positive review. The thoughts expressed are both honest and my own.
wfnren More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful Wallin family story! To continue on with the Wallin family, the story is just as good as the previous ones in this series. Regina kept me interested and wanting to read late into the night! The Wallin family is one welcoming, loving family and forgiving family, willing to help anyone. Truly a wonderful Christmas story about hardship, learning from your mistakes and forgiveness. You don't have to read the series in order but you will enjoy the books more if you do.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
This has been a wonderful series and I've enjoyed following the Wallin family as each member finds love. Levi's story is one of redemption as he tries to make up for the mistakes of his past and learns about forgiveness. His match with Callie is perfect as he partners with her to care for her brothers and baby niece, and they grow to depend on each other emotionally as well. Their romance grows sweetly and Callie helps Levi overcome his struggles. She also learns to accept her differences and see that she is loved and respected for who she is. Her rascally twin brothers are funny and their shenanigans show the patience and compassion Levi and Callie have for them. The holiday setting brings warmth to the story as well as the family devotion shared by all the Wallins. There is a bit of a mystery with the death of Callie's older brother, two strange miners hanging around, and ransackings of Callie's old home and Levi's church. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions expressed in this review are my own)
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
His Frontier Christmas Family is book seven from Regina Scott's Frontier Bachelors series. I have read several of the books in this series and I believe this one is my favorite. It is a sweet and heartwarming story. I do have to admit I was like Callie and not sure what I thought of Levi at first but that quickly changed when I kept reading. I enjoyed watching Levi and Callie grow throughout. I give His Frontier Christmas Family 5 stars and recommend it for those who love a good historical with a Christmas theme. I received this book from the publisher but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott Frontier Bachelors Series Book Seven Levi Wallin has regrets. He left Wallin's Landing with his friend, Scout, over six years ago. He was going to strike it rich in the gold rush. Thought he'd be respected more when he came home wealthy. Instead, he lost respect for himself. Helping the Murphy's should help his redemption...he hopes. Callie Murphy hates the gold fields and gold fever. She's lost so much because of it. Now, she raises her twin brothers and her niece. When Levi comes to offer the Murphy's his guardianship...he's getting more than he could have ever imagined. **Received book from the author for an honest review
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
'God knew how far Levi had fallen. It would be a long time before he felt himself worthy of respect again.' Regina Scott gives us the last Wallin brother's story in this Frontier Bachelor series. Levi Wallin is hoping to atone for his mistakes on the gold fields when he returns home to Wallin's Landing. He has assumed guardianship of his late friend's family: his sister, twin brothers and baby. Callie is very wary of Levi and has not one bit of trust for him, but sees no way but allowing him to take care of them. Every man in her life has chased gold and forsaken their familial responsibilities, so why should another be different. She finds out that the Wallin family is the real deal, though, totally loving and wanting to help her and her little family. Still she's wary because she senses Levi is keeping a truth from her. She is definitely not going to risk her heart with a man like this. Regina Scott is a favorite at my house. I love her books. She writes convincingly, creates believable characters and situations and includes a wonderful spiritual element. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Wallin family. And there is one more Wallin sibling left, too! I am eagerly looking forward to Beth Wallin's story. *My thanks to the author and publisher for a preview copy of this book. My opinions stated here are entirely my own.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
I don’t even know where to start my review because my emotions are a jagged mess after reading this! Gabrielle knows how to bring out all the feels. First of all, if you have been following along with her Little Falls Legacy series and you are like me, you’ve only been waiting forever for Ben’s tale. His turn at love had passed him by in the previous two stories and my heart hurt for all he endured watching it happen. I fell in love with his character from the start and knew there was more to the man than meet the eye. Here we get the whole package deal and learn about his past that makes him who he is. Gabrielle did an excellent job in fleshing him out and making him so real in my mind. He’s everything she made him out to be and so much more; a gentle giant of a man, peaceable, spiritually wise and loving, a true friend, and cares about the needs of other; in other words, what makes him the perfect Reverend! We also learn the hurt that’s buried inside and why he clings so close to God. It’s beautiful and heart wrenching at the same time! I won’t give it away, but it explains a lot about him. Secondly, I knew it would take an extraordinary woman for his perfect match. Someone who is just as loving and caring as him with a heart of gold, yet has some hidden hurt to overcome. Emmy fits the bill even better than I imagined and I loved her from the first time she set foot on the pages! Of course it would be unrealistic for her to not endure some kind of hardship and that comes in the form of simply being a woman. You see, the school board only wanted to hire a man to teach so they wouldn’t have to keep looking for one after the last two female teachers married! That causes a bit of strife between her and the superintendent, and I loved how she steeled her backbone from the get-go and told him in no uncertain terms she would not marry and she intended to stay. Her spunk is what endured me to her even more! Then comes the twin boys, oh my! I don’t know what’s better than knowing the author modeled them after her own boys. Loved them both and I know if I ever met them in person, they would be just as precious in person. And both so different from each other, their own personalities added so much to the story! This one is emotionally packed because I was a blubbering mess by the end of the book, it was so sweet and heartwarming. Even though there were times when I wanted to tell stubborn Emmy to just open her heart to love again, and Ben to not give up on her. Oh these two got my gander up sometimes, but in a good way! It just made their happily-ever-after sweeter and more endearing. This is the kind of story that touches you in so many ways and I didn’t want it to come to an end. I’m sad to leave Little Falls and know that there won’t be any more to come. Gabrielle penned a fictional world I could live in and characters that dug deep in my heart. I’d recommend reading all of the books in this series to get the full effect, though they can easily stand alone. *I received a complimentary copy from the author and was under no obligation to write a favorable review. *