A deeply moving, emotional story of a mother’s anguish, a father’s love, a family’s hope, this novel will renew your faith and restore your belief in miracles.
Veterinarian and single mom Emily Hawkins’ world is turned upside down when her precious little girl is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Only a bone marrow transplant can save 3-year-old Matilda Louise. Emily isn’t a match, but she’s determined to find someone who is, and that means tracking down Tilda’s biological father and his filthy rich family, a family she believes would’ve preferred her little girl had never been born.
But when she arrives in Big Falls, Oklahoma, nothing is the way she expected. Joey McIntyre, the billionaire’s son who’d been her sweet teenage summer fling, is as handsome and smooth as ever, but he seems to fall hard for Tilda-Lou at first sight, and he’s furious that Emily has kept his child from him. Which makes no sense at all. Soon Emily begins to suspect that the version history she’s believed all these years, might not be the real one. And if that’s true, she’s done a terrible, unforgivable thing.
But none of that matters as dire symptoms set in. The doctor advises Emily and Joe to give their girl the best Christmas ever. Fortunately, Christmas is what the Brand-McIntyre clan does best.
Emily and Joey put their feelings aside, coming together in a desperate search for a way to save their little girl against all odds.
But the truth is that little Matilda Louise is the one who’s saving them.
If you enjoyed Maggie Shayne’s Award Winning Texas Brands Series and Oklahoma Brands, you are going to LOVE the McIntyre Men.
Jonah knows Krista has a not-so-hidden agenda, but sparring with her over cocoa at their Secret Santa meetings is the most fun he’s had since returning to his old hometown. Krista may come across as all business, but Jonah’s positive he’s glimpsed a little girl inside her who wants to believe in Santa... and in love.
Meanwhile, widower Sam Cutler is dreading the Christmas season. Struggling to be a good father to his nine-year-old twin daughters, he's wracked with guilt and battling painful memories. The last thing he needs is a beautiful stranger invading his world.
Jasmine keeps her royal identity secret, so Sam treats her the way no man in her native country ever would – a country where speaking to Jasmine out of turn could result in jail time. But Jasmine has a knack for getting past Sam's defenses, comforting his daughters, arousing his suppressed emotions, and forcing him to remember he's a man...
Both Sam and Jasmine need each other, but can they trust in Christmas magic to bring their hearts together?
Her name says it all…
Sunny is the kindest, sunniest woman in small-town Big Falls, Oklahoma. She owns a bakery where she shares her sweetness in the form of mouth-watering treats, and sends weekly crates of them to the nearest homeless shelter.
Everybody loves her, including Jason McIntyre, and most think that’s a match made in heaven. The 2 most eligible, likable, single folks in town belong together, and Sunny is the living, breathing essence of her name.
But her name is a lie…
Sunny cracks her head, and Jason stays by her side while she’s treated, still unconscious. But when the injured area is shaved, it reveals an ugly hate symbol tattooed beneath her golden hair, and his entire world turns inside out.
She thought she’d found a safe haven…
Sunny’s violent past has caught up with her in the pretty small town where she’s been hiding for the past 6 years. She doesn’t want to leave her country life, her adopted home, or the tall, handsome Texan with the heart-melting kisses. Especially right before Valentine’s Day.
But running is the only way to keep her toxic history from poisoning Jason, his huge, loyal, meddling family, and the entire town.
He thought he’d found his soulmate…
Jason wonders if he ever really knew Sunny at all. But even so, he can’t let her face this trouble alone. He’s just not that kind of man.
Sophie McIntyre’s life was blown apart by a drug dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She comes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.
Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write?
Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her—try believing again, and if it’s too much to believe, then just try hoping.
Love, magic, and miracles ensue.
Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.
BELIEVE AGAIN with MAGGIE SHAYNE
An expanded author’s cut edition of the story previously published in Buckles, Boots and Mistletoe.
“I read this book in 2 days. It grabs you from page 1 & holds you until the last page is read.” – J Coffman, Reader
Marcus doesn’t celebrate Christmas anymore. Not since the holiday massacre of his entire family left him an orphaned child, traumatized and alone. Taken in by a reclusive billionaire with a secret identity, Marcus was trained to take the older man’s place when he could no longer serve as the elusive crime-fighter known as The Guardian.
Casey is a reporter, but unlike every other member of the press, she’s not after The Guardian to unmask him. She needs his help to protect her younger sister. Someone from her shadowy past is after her, and Casey is sure she’s in danger.
Marcus couldn’t have known that helping Casey would bring him into the midst of the huge loving family he never knew he had, much less into Casey’s loving arms. Or that helping Casey would unwrap a Christmas Miracle that would heal his wounded heart.
This book is part of Maggie Shayne’s TEXAS BRAND SERIES
Texas Guardian, Texas Angel, Texas Homecoming, The Littlest Cowboy, The Baddest Virgin in Texas, Badlands Bad Boy, The Husband She Couldn’t Remember, The Baddest Bride in Texas, and The Outlaw Bride.
“I read a lot of romance novels and this is one to treasure heart and soul. A perfect book and a perfect author.” –An Amazon Reader
NY Times Bestselling Author, RITA Award Winner and former television writer Maggie Shayne has authored close to 60 novels.
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Fans of New York Times bestseller Maggie Shayne’s award winning Texas Brands and Oklahoma All-Girl Brands series, are raving about this new spinoff, The McIntyre Men.
Kiley Kellogg and her twin sister Kendra were raised by a con-man who’s sitting in prison. When Kendra dies in a tragic fire, all Kiley wants is to reclaim her home and start a new life. An honest life. The sprawling ranch where she grew up in Big Falls, Oklahoma, is on the auction block. She only knows one way to raise the funds to buy it. But she’s determined it will be her final con.
Rob McIntyre is the most honest man in town. He surrounds himself with honest people, and has sworn off liars after a beautiful one broke his heart two years ago. He plans to buy a ranch, raise quarter horses, and live a peaceful, honest life in Big Falls.
Then he meets Kiley, who lies to him from their very first encounter. Yet he’s powerfully drawn to her. He convinces himself that he’ll be all right. She’s a terrible liar, completely transparent to him. Instead of letting her con him, he partners with her and they purchase the ranch together.
But Rob is unprepared for the tangled, sticky web of deceit that threatens the entire town when her criminal relatives show up. And even more unprepared the overwhelming power and rapid growth of his feelings for Kiley.
“Maggie Shayne is better than chocolate!” New York Times Bestselling Author SUZANNE FORSTER