Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cowboy Creek Christmas

Cowboy Creek Christmas
Cowboy Creek #4
Cheryl St. John and Sherri Shackelford
 Mistletoe Reunion by Cheryl St. John
Marlys moves out west because she's heard they are more open to new ideas. And being a female doctor is difficult. She hopes that her alternative medicine will be more accepted in a small western town. But to her dismay, her former fiance is the owner of the local paper. Marlys broke her engagement to Sam years ago to pursue medicine. She still isn't sure she can handle marriage and medicine. But when the townswomen decide that Seth needs a wife, Marlys must decide if she's ready to lose Sam again.

Mistletoe Bride by Sherri Shackelford
Beatrix arrives in town as a mail order bride, abandoned by her family and the man who got her pregnant. What she doesn't expect is to hear that her fiance is dead or feel the labor pains that tell her the little one is coming sooner than anticipated. Colton, the local blacksmith, is pushed into helping with the birth when everyone realizes that he can speak to Beatrix in German. Neither one expect to walk away from the experience married.

Both of these stories were sweet, romantic, faith-based. They fit well with the other books in the series, but I think could be read as a stand-alone. Even though there are three authors writing in this series, they all did a great job of meshing the stories together and creating a fun little town to read about. I liked how the authors handled the prejudice that was so prevalent during that time period. They also did a great job of infusing faith and the Christmas spirit into the stories without it coming across as preachy. Overall, this was a really fun book to read. I enjoyed it and can't wait to see what these authors write next.

I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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