When Ruby marries the man she's loved all her life, James Lucas, she thought she knew his heart as well as her own. But as she eagerly awaits him to perform the marriage act on their wedding night she discovers a devastating secret that rips their fragile marriage apart.
It would be scandalous to leave James, so Ruby agrees to continue their farce of a marriage as they travel across the country to visit James' ailing father in Manhattan. Stuck in the confines of their tiny train compartment, Ruby's desire for her husband twists with the repulsion of her discovery and starts a battle inside Ruby she can't control.
When they arrive, the holiday season is all around, but Ruby feels nothing of the magic, struggling to come to terms with the truth about her marriage and her unrelenting lust for her husband. But when James's father takes a turn for the worst, Ruby puts her hurt and anger aside to support her husband. But her rejection has turned him against her and it may be too late to mend all that has been broken...
Can Ruby and James find a way back to each other or will the games their playing to protect their hearts ruin their only chance at happiness...
(Can be read as a stand-alone)
Sophie Vandercook leaves her post as an instructor at an Academy for Young Ladies in St. Louis, and heads to the OS Ranch in Wyoming Territory with a plan. It seems the perfect place, since her older half-brother is employed there. There's just one thing in her way – the ranch's foreman, Nate Abbott.
Nate has a ranch to run, a vital roundup to get through, and a bunkhouse full of cowhands smitten from afar with a young lady they all consider Our Sophie. So there’s no time – or reason – to consider exactly what her letters might be stirring in him. Then Sophie arrives in Wyoming.
Secrets tumble, problems multiply, and the OS outfit is turned on its head wondering if Sophie will wed a cowboy?
From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance filled to the brim with sexy cowboys, gutsy heroines, and genuine down-home Texas twang.
'Tis the season for...
• A pistol-totin' woman who's no angel
• A tough cowboy who doesn't believe in miracles
• Love that warms the coldest nights
After a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can't wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person. When he pulls in, there's Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet.
Lucas is unfazed. But wait...is that a BABY in her arms?
Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer will thrill to this charming story of a Texas cowboy military veteran, the woman of his dreams...and the secret baby that binds them together.
Cowboys & Brides Series:
Billion Dollar Cowboy (Book 1)
The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (Book 2)
The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (Book 3)
How to Marry a Cowboy (Book 4)
Praise for Bestselling Contemporary Western Romances by Carolyn Brown:
"Carolyn Brown created some handsome, hunkified, HOT cowboys! A fun, enjoyable, four-star-Christmas-to-remember novel."-The Romance Reviews
"Full of sizzling chemistry and razor-sharp dialogue."-Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick 4 1⁄2 stars
"Makes me believe in Christmas miracles and long slow kisses under the mistletoe."-The Romance Studio