The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas

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· Kensington Books
5 reviews

About this ebook

In these Texas-set stories of romance and adventure, the Civil War is over, Christmas is coming—and it’s time for three rugged fighters to become lovers . . .

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jodi Thomas
Dispirited by war, when Trapper Hawkins accepts a job hauling five little rich girls to Dallas, all he cares about is the money. He doesn’t expect they’ll awaken his spirit—or that their intriguing nursemaid, Emery Adams, will awaken his heart. And when danger strikes as Christmas Eve nears, he definitely doesn’t expect Emery and the girls to risk their lives—for him . . .

A catastrophic storm, an ailing herd, and a failing cattle ranch have left Texas rancher Josie Bancroft in danger of losing everything her father worked for. Still, she’d rather die than merge with her neighbor rancher Benjamin Mason, the man who broke her heart years ago, on Christmas Eve. As old sparks fly and secrets are revealed, however, Ben is determined to help Josie—and prove that this time around can be different. That the misunderstandings of Christmas past need not define their future . . .

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Linda Broday
Noelle Blessing owns The Sugar Spoon, a candy shop in Blessing Falls, Texas. But despite her festive name and delicious occupation, Christmas doesn’t promise to be sweet this year—thanks to the curvy confectioner’s resentful ex-fiancé. When he shows up at the town’s holiday dance spoiling for trouble, Noelle grabs the nearest cowboy to partner with. Cord Dalton is more than happy to play the hero—and the new boyfriend too. And by the time Christmas rolls around, what began as pretend might just be the equally unexpected gift of the real thing . . .

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Jennifer Seaman
December 2, 2020
Father Goose I really enjoyed this novella. But why do we have to have confederate soldiers? Just because he "didn't understand" the war, doesn't mean he didn't fight for the enslavement of a whole race. This novella would have been so great except for that. I loved the story and the characters, but it was hard to look past the confederate soldier. The Mistletoe Promise I liked this novella. I just thought that the romance wasn't really justified. I felt like the characters needed to have more conversation about what happened between them. I wish that this was longer to get a better payoff from the reconciliation. I also felt like some of this novella wasn't staying true to the time period it was set in. Christmas Road This is definitely my favorite of this collection of novellas. I adored Clint and Amelia. All of the other characters were so amazing as well. I wish this one was longer so that we got more time with these characters!
Cathy Geha
October 24, 2020
The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas Three authors ~ Three Historical Heartwarming Holiday Romances ~ FATHER GOOSE by Jodi Thomas The first time I read a book with a similar plot might have been one written by Neville Shute and it took place in Europe during a war. I have read a few since then and each on was memorable in its own way. I do love this storyline and this author’s historical romances have never let me down. I loved Trapper, Emery and all five girls. Absolutely loved this story and would love to know how all of the characters are doing in the future! THE MISTLETOE PROMISE by Sharla Lovelace Second chances do happen sometimes, and this story gives Josie and Benjamin a second chance to get it right. I felt deeply for both main characters and really hoped they would manage to get their HEA by the end of the story. They were well matched and deserved to be together. Another great story by one of my favorite authors. CHRISTMAS ROAD by Scarlett Dunn This was a new author to me, and I did enjoy her story. Epidemics could decimate communities and this story dealt with the aftermath of Yellow Fever. This was a story of family, loss, community, caring and finding happy endings for children and adults. All three provided adventure, romance, wonderful characters, and a healthy dose of Christmas magic. Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I read more by these authors? Definitely! Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
Donise Cinnamon
September 27, 2020
This is a wonderful and heartwarming collection of three stories about cowboys who save Christmas. I loved these stories so much and was a little sad when each story ended, especially the first one Father Goose by Jodi Thomas. This story is about a cowboy/gambler who wins a delivery job at a card game. The job is to deliver five little girls to their father at their ranch near Dallas, TX. His job is to get them there in one piece and by Christmas and he will receive $500. Trapper meets the girls and their travelling companion at the boat dock and as he is realizing that he cannot do this trip alone, a young "widow" woman volunteers to travel with him and help. These little girls stole my heart and I loved reading about all the adventures this group had. The next story is The Mistletoe Promise by Sharla Lovelace and it is about a young woman who five years ago had fallen in love with one of her father's ranch hands only to find out that he was not only the neighbor's nephew, but that he had been hired to find the person stealing from her father's ranch and as if that wasn't enough, just as he is proposing to her, his ex-fiancée shows up pregnant demanding that he marry her. As Josie is fixing to leave the party, she discovers that Ben's uncle has keeled over dead and so now Ben owns the ranch. Fast forward and Ben is now a widower with a young daughter and Josie is about to lose the ranch that she loves and that her father left to her. She goes to Ben's Christmas party in hopes of finding a wealthy man to marry who will still allow her to be tomboy/ rancher that she is, unfortunately her prospects do not look promising. Can Ben prove to Josie that he has never stopped loving her and that he would do anything to fulfill the promise he started to make five years ago? Will Josie forgive Ben and let love back in to her heart? The last book is the Christmas Promise by Scarlett Dunn and it is about a cowboy who learns that while he has been travelling and searching for healing that most of his family has died from yellow fever and that his mom is trying to hold on until she can see him one last time and that a neighbor, Amelia is taking care of her. As Clint nears home he runs into a father and his two sons who are leaving his hometown to escape the fever and to go search for gold. Upon his arrival at home, Clint finds the house empty and believes that his mother has died and in her Bible he finds a note imploring him to find Amelia. When Clint finds Amelia near where he left the father and two little boys, he learns that not only is she a widow with two little girls, but that his mother might not be dead after all. Clint's heart is as big as the great outdoors and he keeps reminding everyone about the magic of Christmas. Read the story to see just how much magic this Christmas holds for everyone in La Grange. Thanks to NetGalley, the Authors and the publisher for allowing me to read and ARC of this book. The above is my freely given review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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About the author

With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels and more than a dozen novellas. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world. Jodi has been inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. When not working on a novel, Thomas enjoys traveling, renovating a historic home, and “checking up” on her grown sons and four grandchildren. Readers can visit her at and for her seasonal book recommendations at

Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. She is the author of five stand-alone novels including the bestselling Don’t Let Go, the exciting Heart Of The Storm series, and the fun and sexy new Charmed in Texas series. For more about Sharla's books, visit, and keep up with all her new book releases easily by subscribing to her newsletter. She loves keeping up with her readers, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @sharlalovelace.

Scarlett Dunn lives in Kentucky surrounded by all manner of wildlife, and enjoys long “God walks” where most inspiration strikes. Possessing an adventurous spirit, and a love of history, particularly the pioneers of the West, she has a special place in her heart for all cowboys, past and present. Readers can visit her website:

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