It's a season of change for a small prairie town. Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, has discovered a will to survive, to prosper. And the outside world has discovered Buffalo Valley. A large retail conglomerate plans to move in, which would surely destroy the small independent businesses that have begun to succeed. Which might even destroy the town." "It's a season of change for a man named Vaughn Kyle. He discovers that he's at an impasse. Just out of the army, he's looking for a place to live, a life to live. As Christmas draws near, he decides to visit his family in Grand Forks, North Dakota - while he waits for his reluctant fiancee to make up her mind." "Vaughn decides to visit Buffalo Valley and Hassie Knight, the old woman who owns the pharmacy there. His parents named him after Hassie's son who died in Vietnam. Although he and Hassie have never met, she thinks of him almost as family, as a surrogate son. He arrives at her pharmacy one snowy day and finds not Hassie but a young woman named Carrie Hendrickson." Will the season bring peace and joy - to Vaughn and to the town? As he begins to love Carrie, as he grows close to Hassie, Vaughn has to question his feelings for the woman he thought he loved. He knows now that he wants to stay in Buffalo Valley and fight for its way of life. A life that's all about friends and family - not just at Christmas, but every day of the year.
Buffalo valley has run into a big problem that could destroy what the community has worked so hard to rebuild. Valu-X is planning to build in their town, and no one in Buffalo Valley will welcome the retail chain nicely. With Christmas on the way can every one still pact together to keep Valu-X out?
Carrie Hendrickson is re-introduced to Buffalo Valley working for Hassie as an intern for the pharmacy.
Vaughn Kyle is a man that has his life mapped out perfectly. He has a very successful girlfriend, a great new job that he starts the first of the year. Vaughn decides to go home to see his parents for Christmas, but in the short time he's there his whole life, career, girlfriend - are now a big question mark!
This novel has great characters, plot and town! I love how this town pulls together no matter what! I hope Debbie Macomber takes us back to Buffalo Valley someday.
4th book in the series. I love reading these series. You get to find out how much the town has progressed.
This book was very difficult to find. B&N didn't even know it existed. None of the used book stores had it in my area either. I ended up ordering it on line. It was nice to visit my Buffalo Valley friends. It was a very simple read and not as detailed as the earlier 3. Even though it was very predictable, it was fun catching up with the characters. It took a busy working mother only 3 days to read, so great weekend book.
A chance to revisit all the characters from Buffalo Valley.