Big Falls and Dax Russell will never be the same.
Con-artist Kendra is back in small-town Big Falls for one reason only: to save her father's life. Jack is dead unless Kendra can get his kingpin captor what he wants. And what he wants is for Dax Russell, Kendra's ex-lover and the only mark she ever regretted conning, to take over his father's thoroughbred racetrack, Aurora Downs.
Dax is the sole heir to a legacy he doesn't want, from a hateful father who never showed love. All the other tracks in Aurora Springs NY belong to the State Racing Association. When there are no more relatives to inherit it, Aurora Downs becomes their property as well.
And that's fine with Dax.
Sadly, it's not fine with Kendra. If Dax refuses his inheritance it will spell her father's end. So she has to con the sweetest, sexiest man she's ever known. Again. And that means spending Thanksgiving with the most honest family in Oklahoma.
For Dax, Kendra’s return means a second chance with the only woman he’s ever loved.
For Kendra, it’s a life and death game of deception.
Fooling a man who knows her so well is a challenge.
Trying not to fall in love with him is impossible.
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.
A man from her past....
The secret Vidalia Brand has been keeping for decades is about to come out. Bobby Joe McIntrye is back in Big Falls, Oklahoma, and even he doesn’t know what really happened between them all those years ago.
A man’s last wish....
Just one perfect Christmas with the only women he’s ever loved–that’s all Bobby Joe wants in the time he has left.
A Christmas Miracle....
Holidays in Vidalia’s clan are known for their miracles, and this year, she’s asking for the biggest one of all.
The Oklahoma Brands Series:
The Brands Who Came for Christmas
Brand New Heartache
Secrets and Lies
A Mommy For Christmas
One Magic Summer
Sweet Vidalia Brand
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