"Wonderful stories of love from three of the greatest writers of historical romance... Anita Mills, Miranda Jarrett, Patricia Potter." All take place in America, Kansas, Georgia and Rhode Island. Really fun to read.
Christmas has always been a time for sharing with loved ones, and what gift could be better than these wonderful stories of love from three of the greatest writers of historical romance?
Unwrap these beautiful tales from ANITA MILLS, PATRICIA POTTER, MIRANDA JARRET and meet...
A drifter tor between his quest for revenge and the lovely Kansas rancher he meets along the way.
A former Union officer despised as a traitor by everyone in his Georgia hometown, except for one strong woman.
A Rhode Island merchant's son who has to challenge his own father for the love of a shy spinster.
Each rogue come wrapped in danger, yet each brings with him the greatest gift of all - love.
Three enjoyable Christmas tales.
THE CHRISTMAS STRANGER (Anita Mills) I found this story to be s quite moving.
It is nearly Christmas of 1871, during a blinding snow storm in a Kansas soddie;* Beth Linderman is alone with a dying baby. Her distant, controlled husband died earlier in the year in a wagon accident.
A stranger, almost frozen, happens upon her tiny house. Beth is relieved and feels her prayers have been answered. However, Matt Wiley is a hunted man who has been seeking justice for the murder of his father during the Civil War. Hes already killed 5 of the men who hanged his father and is on the trail of the final 2 men.
THE HOMECOMING (Patricia Potter) This wonderful story asks the question, How does a Georgian who fought in the Union Army return home after the Civil War?
It is December 1865, and tensions are still high, even though the Civil War ended months earlier. Although Ryan Baxter survived intact, hes an angry and bitter man. His father and older brother are dead; only his mother Sarah survives. His familys home is one of the few not destroyed by Shermans Army and that causes anger amongst his neighbors.
Cherise Saunders, several years younger than Ryan, has always been in love with him. Cherises brother Jeremy was Ryans best friend until the war. However, Jeremy fought on the opposite side and came home without an arm. Now, Jeremy is in a rage about the familys losses and lays them all at Ryans door.
BAYBERRY AND MISTLETOE (Miranda Jarrett) This Christmas wedding takes place at an earlier time in American history December 1770. Jarrett uses this avenue to introduce her series to new readers the Sparhawks.
Bethany Sparhawk, the quiet middle daughter of a famous shipping magnate, has agreed to marry an impressive businessman, William Howland, 26 years Bethanys senior. Hes been a widower for many years. He has a son from that marriage, Robin Howland.
Robin has been in London, learning the family business and then increasing its worth dramatically. William and Robin are at odds with each other and have not seen each other for about 10 years. Robin appears in Newport at Christmastime, hoping to convince his father to return to England before any conflict breaks out between the Colonies and Great Britain.
This story is fairly predictable and could have taken place at any time of the year; I felt it was the weakest story of the trio.
* A soddie is a small sod house made of brick-shaped strips of sod, laid like brickwork. During our early American history, they were constructed by settlers on the Great Plains, where timber was scarce.